A date to lift a quarantine on the Cullman County Animal Shelter has not been set as a state laboratory of the Alabama Department of Agriculture in Lee County continues to review tests on dead animals from the facility.
While there have been at least two confirmed cases of canine parvovirus among six animal deaths,
Animal shelter director Tim McCoy confirmed earlier today that the shelter was closed because of the illness and death of several dogs. He said tests on all the deceased animals have not conclusively shown that parvo is responsible for all the deaths.
“We’ve not identified that it’s just parvo,” said McCoy Monday. “Two were confirmed to have parvo, but we sent six to the lab, and the testing is not complete on those.”
The shelter is not accepting dogs until further notice, but a spokesperson for the shelter said dogs that are in foster care were placed before the problem started and should be in good health. Cats are not affected by parvo and can still be left at the shelter. The quarantine was ordered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture lab in Huntsville.