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Shelter in Palmetto shuts down due to parvovirus cases

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Bradenton, Florida -- A shelter in Manatee County has temporarily closed down as a precautionary measure after dogs tested positive for parvovirus. 

According to the Bradenton Herald, the shelter has euthanized three dogs as a precautionary measure after the tested positive for the highly contagious viral disease. Canine parvovirus can produce a lift-threatening illness if not treated. 

Reportedly, the disease was spread from a stray that was picked up on Friday. The shelter, located on 305 25th Street West in Palmetto, has been thoroughly cleaned and roughly 100 dogs have been revaccinated. 

The shelter is expected to reopen on Saturday, January 18. 

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