Animal Management Facility in quarantine due to Parvo

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 4:54:56 PM

The City’s Animal Management Facility is taking necessary precautions in response to an outbreak of Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) and has temporarily closed to the public for 14 days from Monday 17 June 2024.

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

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.

Parvo is particularly aggressive and carries an extremely high mortality rate if left untreated. The virus 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 animals is a top priority, and we have taken the proactive step of quarantining our Animal Management Facility to contain the Parvovirus outbreak and protect the animals in our care.”

“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 residents can contact the Ranger Services Team on 9021 9600.

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Animal Management Facility

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Animal Management Facility is located next to the Community Ranger office at the corner of Throssell Street and Hay Street.

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