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Cedar Valley Humane Society closed after parvo outbreak

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Valley Humane Society announced on it's Facebook page that it will be closed for the entire week after several dogs tested positive for parvo.

Parvo (parvovirus) is a contagious disease that impacts dogs and has the ability to kill. 

"We are doing everything we can to ensure all affected animals receive live-saving treatment," the post says. 

According to the post the humane society is working to deep clean, sanitize and treat their building. 

After talking with veterinarians and other rescues the humane society says, "we believe there that there is currently an outbreak of parvo occurring in Cedar Rapids area."

They are suggesting dog owners check their pet's vaccination records for DHPPV,” “DHPP,” “DA2PP,” or “DA2PPV” which is the typical abbreviations for the Canine Distemper/Parvo/Bordetella vaccine. 

The post also warns against taking certain dogs to public places writing, "We are advising that dogs that are not vaccinated, recently vaccinated, are young, are seniors, or have otherwise potentially compromised immune systems be kept away from public places where a large number of dogs visit (like dog parks and pet stores) for at least the next month."

This week the humane society will not be able to take any owner surrenders. 

They are asking for the public's help with fostering at this time. 

Those who wish to foster cannot have any other pets. 

If you are interested in fostering you can contact  info@cvhumane.org.

The Cedar Valley Humane Society is also asking for donations at this time to help pay the vet bills of the impacted dogs.  

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