Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue have shared a post highlighting concerns, after four cases of puppies dumped in Leominster resulted in them being tested and being found to have Parvovirus.
A post shared on social media by Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue said:
“There have now been 4 cases of dumped puppies in Leominster that have all tested positive for PARVOVIRUS.
“3 chihuahua puppies and now another small breed puppy.
“All within the same area of Leominster – we believe it to be Ridgemoor Road area/s.
“This is a very serious and highly contagious disease that can easily spread to unvaccinated dogs.
“If you have any sightings of any further puppies please call your local vet or give us a call for advice before handling.
“Please don’t turn up to a vet without calling first.
“It is believed there could be more puppies out there that may have been or are yet to be abandoned.
“It is VERY important that any puppy/dog with suspected parvovirus is kept away from any other dogs.
“For more information on parvovirus please see below.”
Canine Parvovirus | Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
This post is not meant to scare anyone, we just want to make people in the area/surrounding areas aware.
*If your puppy/dog is currently unvaccinated or not up to date with annual boosters we would urge you to contact your veterinary practice for advice ASAP.
If anyone has any information on where these puppies have come from please contact us anonymously and we can pass on to relevant authorities.