After reading the following press release from the McHenry County Health Department, I started wondering if McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Jack Franks would try to turn it into a political issue the way he did when scabies showed up at McHenry County’s nursing home, Valley Hi.
Time will tell, I guess.
Clinic cancelled at Animal Control, Sat. Oct 15
CRYSTAL LAKE IL – McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center has postponed the microchip and rabies vaccination clinic previously scheduled for Saturday, October 15, at its Crystal Lake facility (100 N Virginia Street).
The event was cancelled due to the presence of the Parvovirus, found in several dogs at the facility. Parvovirus is a highly contagious canine virus.
According to Maryellen Howell, Manager of McHenry County Veterinary Public Health, “Under the advisement of our Veterinarian, we must regretfully postpone the clinic for the public safety of our county’s dog population.
“We feel it the appropriate call not to risk the health of resident’s pets by having animal unnecessarily come into the building. We know how important the rabies and microchip event is to the public and we will reschedule the event as soon as possible.”
Parvovirus, transmitted through the feces and vomit of infected dogs, usually attacks the canine intestinal tract and can survive in the environment for an extended period of time.
Symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration, lethargy, fever, diarrhea and depression.
The best way to prevent dogs from getting parvovirus is to vaccinate them annually.
The low-cost microchip and rabies vaccination clinic will be rescheduled for a later date and will be posted on our websitewww.mcdh.info . For any questions call 815-459-6222.