Macon-Bibb County Animal Control opened at noon today after being closed since last Wednesday due to the discovery of a couple of cases of parvo.
It's the second time in a month that the shelter was closed by the state due to an outbreak of the highly contagious disease that affects puppies.
According to Kevin Barrere, spokesperson for Bibb County, the shelter followed proper protocol in reporting the cases last Wednesday. The shelter closed that day, meaning there were no intakes and no adoptions.
The Department of Agriculture requires shelters to close for 3 days for quarantine and daily disinfection of the contaminated cages. Barrere called parvo "a constant battle" for all animal shelters, not just the Macon-Bibb shelter.
County leaders are expected to announce new leadership for Macon-Bibb Animal Control later today.