PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Humane Society is temporarily closing their dog adoption shelter for a minimum of two weeks starting from Friday, Oct. 27, due to a potential virus spreading.
A dog tested positive for parvovirus after being brought in as a stray. Currently, no other dogs are affected, according to the shelter. A virus among the cat population also has spread, affecting around 30 cats/kittens that are now quarantined. However, many cats are unaffected, and the cat adoptions remain open.
Here are some suggestions from the shelter in the meantime:
- Avoid surrendering pets to the shelter during this time. Reach out the shelter to find alternative options.
- If you find a stray, hold onto it, and utilize social media to find it a home.
- Donate. Their Amazon Wish List show some of the items the shelter needs.
- Send the shelter’s team words of encouragement during this time.
The Portsmouth Humane Society said the dogs will remain under quarantine until at least Nov. 14.
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