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Providence Animal Shelter reopens after being quarantined

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Joseph Krapf


The recently quarantined Providence Animal Shelter is now reopened after being shut down for an eruption of an infectious and potentially fatal virus. 

Scott Marshall, state veterinarian, lifted the block on Tuesday after the shelter was forced to euthanize six pit-bulls that were infected with the parvovirus.

The staff "Cleaned like crazy" said Shelter Director David Holden, along with revaccinating all the dogs for parvo.  

No animals were allowed in or out at the time of the cleaning.   

He also stated that it was lucky for the shelter that they did not have to euthanize any more animals.

The virus was said to be from stray dogs who were not vaccinated upon arrival to the shelter.


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