A middle Georgia animal shelter has been quarantined after five puppies were euthanized in response to the spread of a highly contagious virus. Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Shelter Director Sarah Tenon said the dogs were euthanized to prevent Parvo virus from spreading.
A 14-day quarantine at the Savannah-Chatham animal control shelter is expected to be lifted early next week. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says the quarantine is expected to be lifted Tuesday after Georgia Department of Agriculture officials Wednesday extended an existing quarantine by 14 days.
State officials have halted public access to an animal control shelter in Savannah for two weeks after an outbreak of an upper respiratory illness was found among animals there. Miller said adoptions from the facility and the intake of most animals must cease during the quarantine.