Keller Adoption Center Closed After Positive Parvo Tests

By Jeff Smith
|  Friday, Jun 21, 2013  |  Updated 12:25 PM CDT
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The City of Keller put dog adoptions on hold after two animals tested positive for canine parvovirus.

Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

The City of Keller put dog adoptions on hold after two animals tested positive for canine parvovirus.

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The Keller-based Regional Animal Adoption Center is closed to the public after two dogs tested positive for the deadly and contagious canine parvovirus disease this week.

One of those dogs died after contracting the disease.

The Animal Adoption Center serves the cities of Keller, Colleyville, Southlake, and Westlake. There are about eight dogs waiting to be adopted from the facility.

Those dogs will have to wait a little bit longer to hopefully find a new home. All showings and adoptions are cancelled through next Friday, June 28.

Keller Police are sanitizing every cage multiple times each day and cleaning all tables and hard surfaces. Police said it's important to keep a close eye on any behavioral changes in the remaining animals.

"This disease hits so fast, and it's very easily transmitted," said Lt. Mike Wilson with Keller Police. "We need to make sure every surface is cleaned and disinfected, and it's best to keep the public away because humans can transmit the disease to healthy dogs, especially if their pets aren't vaccinated."

Lt. Wilson also said officers will do their best to handle lost and stray animals out in the field, rather than bringing them to the Adoption Center.

"We'll work hard to find the owners as soon as possible," he said.

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