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37 dogs euthanized, quarantine extended at shelter during parvo and distemper outbreak

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 18:48:49-04

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says their east shelter will remain closed for at least another week while they continue to battle parvo and distemper outbreaks.

According to MCACC, 37 dogs have had to be euthanized since June 3, 2019. According to the shelter, that includes 16 dogs that have tested positive for the distemper virus or that have shown severe symptoms while waiting for results.

MCACC says they will reevaluate the quarantine in another week.

Meanwhile, the MCACC west shelter will be holding a FREE “Emergency Empty the Shelters” adoption event this weekend. MCACC says they need help clearing space at the west shelter because that location is still taking in all lost and stray dogs in that area. The Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring the adoption event.

All ADULT animals, seven months or older, will be free at the shelter between Friday and Sunday. All puppies and kittens will be 50 percent off.