The Humane Society of Washington County plans to reopen its dog adoption kennels on Thursday after closing them Aug. 31 in response to an outbreak of canine parvovirus, Humane Society spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said.
The shelter has not had a case of the potentially-deadly disease since Sept. 5 and staff feel it will be safe to reopen, Cooker said. The dogs had been confined to their kennels to prevent the spread of the disease, which is transmitted through dogs' fecal matter, she said.
At least two dogs were infected by a dog that was brought into the kennels with the disease, but only one dog had to be euthanized as a result of the outbreak, Cooker said.
Since closing the kennels Aug. 31, the shelter has accepted strays, but not pets given up by their owners, Cooker said.