A highly contagious outbreak of Parvovirus hit the Bob and Connie Barker animal shelter in Sumner County last week. 27 dogs had to be euthanized, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
It started with one dog diagnosed with Parvo at the shelter. Dogs in adjacent kennels were moved, but all began showing signs of Parvo.
Chief Deputy Aaron Pickard says the animals were segregated and the shelter was cleaned and sanitized but 27 dogs became very sick last weekend could not be saved.
He says 15 animals are still in quarantined while getting treatment.
Parvo is sometimes curable, but the treatment is very expensive.