Parvo Closes Mendocino Animal Shelter
After at least one dog died of Parvo (a highly contagious disease that can be fatal to canines), the Mendocino Animal Shelter has been closed. Some claim that more than one animal has died.
A tweet by Trudy Brooks shows a dog that she says was one of the victims of the disease and claims that three canines had the disease..
The Mendocino Voice, our sister publication, reports of the disease and a burgeoning controversy. They write,
“Why didn’t the puppies get seen by a vet until after one was dead? Why weren’t they quarantined until one was dead?” [ Monika] Fuchs asked in an interview. Fuchs said she learned about the puppies from other volunteers at the shelter but had not seen them herself.
Staff at the county’s animal shelter, which is a division of Mendocino County Health and Human Services, would not comment or provide additional information. Interim Shelter Director Mary Jane Montana was unavailable for comment.
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