Eugene Animal Services was contacted by Hounds and Homeless, a local group of residents who provides services to pets and people in need. They are providing care to a 10 –week-old pup who tested positive for parvovirus last week. The owner of the puppy was in the downtown blocks on April 20, when he contacted Hounds and Homeless for help.
Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease spread through a person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Animal Services is asking residents to protect their dogs by making sure they keep them up-to-date on vaccinations.
For more information on Parvo owners should contact their veterinarians.
The Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic offers vaccinations for $18.00 on a walk-in basis with no exam fees. For more information visit: https://www.eugene-or.gov/1214/Surgery-and-Vaccinations
Pro-Bone-O, a non-profit provides free veterinary services for pet of people who are homeless. They operate two fee clinics per month. For more information visit: http://proboneo.org/