Local animal control shelter temporarily closes due to parvo outbreak
VAN BUREN COUNTY —
A southwest Michigan animal control shelter is temporarily closed because of a parvo outbreak.
A spokesperson for the Van Buren County Animal Control Shelter says six to eight dogs have died.
Parvo is highly contagious.
It's spread through direct contact with an infected dog or its feces.
It can also be spread through indirect contact with a contaminated object.
There is a vaccine to prevent parvo, but there is no cure.