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Dog kennels close at Indianapolis animal shelter due to parvo virus preventative cleaning

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Aug 24, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — The dog kennels at the Indianapolis Animal Care and Services shelter will close while staff clean in order to help prevent a deadly virus from spreading.

After seeing a spike in parvo-positive dogs coming into the shelter in recent weeks, the shelter is deep cleaning the shelter, according to a Facebook post.

While they are deep cleaning, the shelter will not be taking in any dogs.

Cats adoptions will still be taking place.

It is unknown how long the dog kennels will be closed.

Parvo is a highly contagious virus and typically spreads in warm weather.

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