Released by: Sonoma County Animal Services
For Immediate Release
Update on County’s Animal Shelter re: Parvovirus
Santa Rosa, CA – January 25, 2017 – Sonoma County Animal Services’ public shelter remains open to the public but no adoptions will be allowed today. The Shelter’s additional cleaning and decontamination efforts from recent cases of the canine parvovirus are ongoing. The Shelter will open for adoptive services once all dogs are cleared and it is safe to adopt out dogs.
Sonoma County Animal Services will make a decision tomorrow if adoption services can resume. All dogs at the Shelter have now received a booster vaccine against Parvo.
No additional dogs have tested positive for Parvo. To-date, of the six dogs which were infected and euthanized, two were pit bull puppies, and two were shepherd mix puppies; one young adult Akita mix and one husky mix.
Any dog recently removed from the Shelter should be seen by their veterinarian for possible exposure to Parvo. If an owner has any questions please contact the Shelter at (707) 565-7100.