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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Dog Shelter to resume adoptions Jan. 11, fees reduced to $65 for a limited time

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Dec. 28, 2018) – The Clark County Dog Shelter will resume adoptions on Friday, Jan. 11 after being temporarily closed since Dec. 28 due to an outbreak of a contagious canine virus in the community.

“We’re happy to be fully operational,” said Clark County Dog Warden Sandi Click. “We sincerely appreciate all the donations we’ve received over the last two weeks. Our top priority is always to ensure the health and well-being of the dogs.”

The dog shelter, located at 5201 Urbana Road, is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Thanks to a generous donation, all dogs will be available for adoption at a reduced cost of $65 for a limited time, Click said. Photos of dogs available for adoption are regularly posted on the dog shelter’s Facebook page.

Throughout the 14-day period, the dog shelter performed redemptions by appointment and posted photos of strays that were impounded to help reunite them with their owner, per the Ohio Revised Code.

Multiple dogs in Clark County were recently diagnosed with canine parvovirus, a contagious disease that can affect all dogs, but particularly unvaccinated dogs and puppies. The shelter saw one case of the disease and postponed adoptions due to the outbreak in the community.

Click advised residents to remain diligent in watching for symptoms of the contagious parvovirus. Symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, bloating, fever, low body temperature, vomiting and severe or bloody diarrhea, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

For more information about parvovirus, click here.


Media contact: Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031
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