Friday, April 21, 2017

Animal Services identifies serious threat to dogs in Chatham County

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Chatham County Animal Services has identified a serious health threat for dogs in our community. In the past several days, dogs brought to the Animal Shelter have tested positive for Parvo virus.

"In an effort to protect the animals in our care, we are not accepting owner surrendered animals. Stray dogs will be tested in the field for the virus," said Catherine Glansby of Chatham County Animal Services.

Symptoms of Parvo may include lack of appetite, lethargy, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. If you see any of these symptoms see your veterinarian as soon as possible. The number one way to protect your dog from the virus is to be up to date on their vaccinations.

If your dog or puppy is not up to date on their vaccinations avoid dog parks and places where other dogs may frequent.

If you are an owner who needs to surrender a dog or puppy, please call the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at 912-354-9515 for an appointment.

Those looking for their lost pet will need to make an appointment by calling 912-652-6575.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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