PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Animal Shelter has reopened following a quarantine imposed because of an outbreak of a highly contagious and potentially lethal virus.
The shelter euthanized six pit pulls and closed its doors after an outbreak of parvovirus last month. No animals were being let in or out.
The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/16gRDo2 ) reports that the state veterinarian, Scott Marshall, lifted the quarantine and the shelter reopened on Tuesday.
Shelter Director David Holden said staff "cleaned like crazy" and revaccinated dogs for parvo. He says the shelter is lucky more animals didn't have to be euthanized.
The shelter said previously that the infection came from stray dogs that were not vaccinated before they were brought in.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com