Parvo and other highly contagious diseases spread easily in animal shelters and we need your help!
Puppies, ill and other under vaccinated dogs are at highest risk for becoming ill and dying from transmittable diseases. It is extremely easy to cross contaminate in a shelter environment even with careful precaution. Once identified, sick pets must quickly be quarantined from the general population of adaptable animals to protect all involved. Parvo must be kept away from others in a Quarantine Room. Staff treating the dog have to suit up in disposable surgery gowns and masks before entering the room. Upon exit, gowns would need to be bagged and destroyed and shoes would have to be dipped in disinfectant.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) is in need or your help to alter one of their shelter rooms to create a special Quarantine Room to treat puppies with Parvo or other contagious diseases. This room will have a rack of stainless steel cages where they will be able to treat 6 to 10 puppies with Parvo at a time. The room has two doors, one into the shelter in the cat area and another opening to the parking lot. This is perfect as a Quarantine Room because sick puppies can be dropped off from the parking lot instead of exposing our shelter dogs by coming through the shelter, allowing the shelter to treat and rescue sick animals while protecting the general population of pets who are ready for adoption.
Brandywine Valley SPCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to put the "human" back into humane animal treatment and to advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers our communities to treat life with respect and dignity.
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