NEWS
04/25/2017 19:34 EDT | Updated 04/28/2017 19:29 EDT

Calgary Humane Society under quarantine after tests test positive for parvovirus

CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society has closed its doors until further notice after an outbreak of canine parvovirus.

Officials say two dogs were infected and had to be euthanized.

The facility is undergoing a cleaning procedure to make sure there are no chances of the disease spreading.

Parvovirus is a potentially deadly, fast-spreading illness that causes lethargy, loss of appetite and lifelong cardiac problems.

Sage Pullen McIntosh of the humane society says their priority is protecting the rest of their animal population.

McIntosh says no end date for the quarantine has been set, and the health team is monitoring all animals in the facility for symptoms of the disease.

(CFFR)