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ACC Animal Services Temporarily Halts Dog Intakes Due to Parvovirus

Athens-Clarke County Animal Services is temporarily stopping owner-surrendered dogs due to positive parvovirus cases.

Two confirmed cases of canine parvovirus have resulted in Animal Services stopping the intake of owner-surrendered dogs until Tuesday, July 23. Two puppies tested positive on Monday, after two earlier negative tests.

The puppy area will also be closed to visitors during this time and some dogs in affected spaces may not be available for adoption. Stray dog intakes and owner reclaims of dogs, as well as cat adoptions and all cat intakes will continue as normal. Parvo is highly contagious and can affect all dogs, although unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk.

For more information visit www.accgov.com/animalservices, or call 706-613-3540.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!