Homes sought for dogs after parvo outbreak at Rochester animal shelter kills 10

Parvo outbreak at Rochester shelter

Parvo outbreak at Rochester shelter

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An outbreak of canine parvovirus has killed 10 dogs at Rochester Animal Services.

People looking to surrender their dog at RAS can’t do so at this time because of the outbreak.

A spokesperson for the City of Rochester says the community can help by adopting or fostering dogs.

Fourteen dogs have left the shelter to go into foster homes. If you’re interested in fostering, call (585) 427-7274.

Remaining dogs at the shelter have not tested positive for parvo, but they are being monitored as a precaution.

Additional staff are working this weekend to monitor the dogs and their treatments.

The shelter dealt with a kennel cough outbreak earlier this year.