TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Humane Society has reopened after a parvovirus outbreak caused them to temporarily close their doors last week.
The shelter initially closed last Monday, April 24 so the staff could focus on caring for the sick puppies as well as thoroughly disinfecting and cleaning the building.
The operations manager for the Humane Society, Jennifer Ewing, said they’re finally seeing a letup and are able to start adopting again. Ewing also said they are taking precautions to dispose of all materials properly.
“So right now with the Parvo outbreak that we had, we are throwing everything away, so any kinds of linens, old towels, old sheets, old blankets, rags, bleach, all that type of stuff helps tremendously when it comes to an outbreak like this,” Ewing said.
The shelter officially reopened on Tuesday.
Ewing also noted that as of right now, the Humane Society is testing all dogs for Parvovirus before they are adopted or leave the shelter.