Animal Management Facility in Quarantine Due To Parvo

Published on Friday, 29 September 2023 at 10:27:44 AM

The City’s Animal Management Facility is taking necessary precautions in response to an outbreak of Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) and will be temporarily closed to the public for 14 days from yesterday, Thursday 28 September 2023.

Parvo is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease that affects dogs of all ages. In light of this outbreak, the City is implementing a quarantine to contain the virus and prevent its spread. We ask residents to refrain from bringing dogs to the pound and visiting the facility in person during this period.

All dogs currently in the care of the City's Animal Management Facility will remain under quarantine to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus. Please do not bring dogs to the pound and do not visit the facility in person.

Regrettably, dogs will not be available for adoption during the quarantine period. However, the facility will continue to accept cats and other animals during this time. Public viewings of these animals will be at the discretion of the Ranger.

Lost or roaming animals can be reported to Ranger Services on 9021 9600. Our dedicated Rangers will respond, scan microchips, and work diligently to reunite dogs with their owners.

About Canine Parvovirus:
Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) is a highly contagious infection that can affect dogs of any age. This virus is particularly aggressive and carries an extremely high mortality rate if left untreated. Parvo targets the lining of a dog's gut and the bone marrow, which is responsible for producing white blood cells.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO Andrew Brien said preventing Parvo is possible through vaccination.

“We encourage all residents to contact their local veterinarian to ensure that their dogs are up to date with vaccinations or to schedule a vaccination if needed.”

“The health and well-being of our animal is a top priority, and we have taken the proactive step of quarantining our Animal Management Facility to contain the Parvovirus outbreak and protect our beloved pets.”

“Our Ranger Services team will still be available to respond to reports of lost or roaming animals, however, we ask for the community’s patience and understanding as we work diligently to safeguard our dog population from further spread of the virus whilst continuing to provide our usual services.”

For more information about the temporary closure of the Animal Management Facility visit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s website or call 9021 9600.

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