Butler Co. Humane Society Reopens After Costly Parvovirus Outbreak

Butler Co. Humane Society Reopens After Costly Parvovirus Outbreak


NO ONE WAS HURT BUT THE DRIVER APPEARED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE BUTLER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY REOPENED ALMOST THREE WEEKS AFTER IT CLOSED BECAUSE OF A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS. LINDSAY WARD HAS MORE ON HOW THE SICKNESS AFFECTED BUSINESS. AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR THREE WEEKS, THE HUMANE SOCIETY FINALLY REOPENED. THEY SUFFERED A SERIOUS VIRUS INSIDE THE FACILITY, WHICH FINANCIALLY SET THEM BACK. YOU’RE LIVING IT EVERY MINUTE. SOMETHING CHANGES AND ANOTHER ANIMAL GETS SICK AND ANOTHER. Reporter: VOLUNTEERS FINISHED CLEANING UP WEDNESDAY MORNING AFTER THE SHELTER WAS HIT HARD BY PARVO VIRUS, A HIGHLY CONTAGEOUS ILLNESS AFFECTING DOGS. BODES, LEASHES, COLLARS. IF SALIVA TOUCHED IT, WE GOT RID OF IT. IF THERE WAS A POTENTIAL OF SALIVA TO CATCH IT, WE GOT RID OF IT. Reporter: IT STARTED WHEN AN INFECTED DOG ENTERED THE SHELTER. WORKERS DIDN’T KNOW AT THE TIME AS SYMPTOMS WERE NORTONS FOR DAYS. BY, OBVIOUS FOR DAYS. BY THE TIME THEY FIGURED IT OUT, IT WAS TOO LATE. THE VIRUS SPREAD. THE ONLY DOGS AFFECTED BY THIS WERE DOGS THAT CAME IN THAT WERE ABANDONED, STRAYED OR NEGLECTED THAT WE HAD JUST TAKEN IN RECENTLY. Reporter: THE FOCUS WAS TO SAVE THE DOGS, WHICH THEY WERE ABLE TO DO. IT WAS COSTLY. MEDICAL BILLS AND GETTING THE SHELTER BACK TO WHERE IT NEEDED TO BE COST THEM THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THINK ABOUT IT, BUT IT ALL ADDS UP. EACH PENNY, EACH DOLLAR, EACH $5. IT ADDS UP. Reporter: THEY ARE SEEKING DONATIONS, WHETHER IT’S ITEMS OR MONETARY. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION

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