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Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter to reopen following deaths of five dogs from parvo

Posted: 5:55 PM, Jun 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-16 12:49:02-04
County animal shelter to reopen on Saturday

After having undergone a top-to-bottom cleaning following the deaths of several dogs last week, the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is set to reopen on Saturday.

According to county officials, the five stray dogs that died were infected with parvovirus. Parvo is a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness that is spread through feces or direct contact.

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Since the shelter was shut down earlier this week, no other dogs have fallen ill, officials said. 

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