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News 8 has noticed that this story has been shared on social media many times in the years since it was first published. While we are truly grateful to all of the concerned people that want to help and make a difference for local animals, please be aware that this story was published in February of 2014.
If you would like to help local animals, a great place to start is our Pet of the Week section on WTNH.com. You can also contact your local animal control or town hall to find needy animals in your community.
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The Waterbury dog pound is closing for several weeks, as of tomorrow afternoon, because of an outbreak of canine parvovirus (parvo).
The pound, which is run by Waterbury Animal Control, says several dogs became sick, and there are reports that several have died.
However – there are still 6 or 7 dogs still at the shelter which have been vaccinated and tested negative for parvo — and if they are not adopted by the time the shelter closes tomorrow, they will be put to sleep. The pound is open for adoptions until 7:30pm Friday night, and 11am-2pm Saturday.
The pound will be thoroughly cleaned, and inspected before it reopens, likely in a few weeks.
The pound is located at 200 Municipal Road in Waterbury. The phone number is (203) 574-6909.
More information and dog photos are available on the pound’s Facebook page.
You can also visit the Waterbury Animal Control website.