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Posted on: October 6, 2022

NACC Partially Closed to Public Due to Parvo Exposure

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC) is partially closed to the public for 14 days following known exposure to Canine Parvovirus (CPV), a highly contagious viral disease.

At the recommendation of shelter veterinarian, Dr. Kyra Kelly, NACC will suspend all owner surrenders for dogs, including emergency cases, during this 14-day period. Any new arrivals to the shelter will be tested for CPV, CPV immunity and vaccinated upon intake. The return-to-owner process for strays will remain the same and will include a disclosure about the possible exposure to CPV.

During this time, staff will utilize additional disinfection measures on the dog floor to include a shelter disinfectant and bleach which have been diluted to a ratio that kills CPV. Staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, shoe covers and gloves during all cleaning and handling.

Dogs with positive immunity are categorized as unexposed and are eligible for adoption. Since the best place for healthy dogs is with their forever family, NACC has shifted to virtual or phone adoption consultations and those interested in adopting are encouraged to call the shelter at (757) 441-5505.

Note, Canine Parvovirus only impacts the dog adoption area. NACC continues to be open for cat and small mammal adoption. Visit www.norfolk.gov/nacc to view adoptable animals or email nacc@norfolk.gov to get more information on adoption dates and times.

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