Parvovirus outbreak at Conroe Animal shelter

45 dogs euthanized

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CONROE, Texas - A Conroe animal shelter closed its doors for adoptions after an outbreak of the highly contagious Parvovirus.

The virus was discovered April 4th after two dogs showed symptoms of vomiting and foul-smelling diarrhea.

In order to stop it from spreading, 45 dogs also showing symptoms were euthanized and the rest were quarantined.

15 other dogs were also euthanized but Local 2 learned it was due to other reasons and not the Parvovirus

The shelter's consulting veterinarians will assess the situation Friday to see if it's safe to resume adoptions

Symptoms of the Parvovirus include loss of appetite, fever, general weakness and dehydration.

People who adopted animals during the period of concern are being contacted by phone

Officials said the Montgomery County Animal Shelter has not had any signs of the Parvovirus at its facility.

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