Adams County animal shelter quarantined due to deadly virus

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 25, 2013 9:59 AM

(Hanover) -- An animal shelter in the midstate is under quarantine and four dogs have been euthanized after the outbreak of a deadly virus.

Adams County SPCA shelter manager Abigail Avery says the parvovirus spread to three other dogs after a stray pit bull mix was admitted before officials knew it had the contagious virus. All four of the dogs have been euthanized.

Now, the shelter just outside Gettysburg is under quarantine. Avery says she hopes there are no more cases, but that the remaining dogs in the shelter will be receiving daily tests.

The Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro, Franklin County, will be accepting strays for the Adams County SPCA.

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