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Spokane Humane Society temporarily closed due to sick animals

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The Spokane Humane Society is under a quarantine because five dogs tested positive for Parvovirus in just two days. It also had a kitten that had Distemper. The Spokane Humane Society is under a quarantine because five dogs tested positive for Parvovirus in just two days. It also had a kitten that had Distemper.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane Humane Society is under a quarantine because five dogs tested positive for Parvovirus in just two days. It also had a kitten that had Distemper. 

The Humane Society immediately went under quarantine on Monday, October 13. So far, a litter of puppies and one kitten have died. Three other puppies are being treated for Parvovirus, but are doing OK. 

Dave Richardson at the Spokane Humane Society says that the shelter has to act quickly because these types of viruses are very contagious. 

"They can spread very quickly at the shelter. We've got a large population right now, we have 147 animals under our care, the close quarters, the human contact, petting from cage to cage to kennel to kennel," Richardson said.

The shelter is not accepting any new animals during the quarantine, and will not allow anyone to adopt the animals either. The quarantine should be lifted around November 1st.

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