Saskatchewan

Puppies quarantined at Saskatoon animal shelter

A group of puppies at the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter is under quarantine after two were infected by a deadly virus.

A group of puppies at the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter is under quarantine after two were infected by a deadly virus.

Parvovirus causes extreme diarrhea and vomiting.

One of two puppies that got infected died, while the other has fully recovered.

There were nine puppies sharing a room where the two began showing symptoms, so all have been quarantined for safety.

Shelter director Tiffany Koback says the two puppies had been brought in from the Riversdale area. "We do see animals coming from some of the core neighbourhoods that are not vaccinated, and that are not spayed or neutered," she said.   The puppies will continue to be quarantined until Jan. 13.