79 dogs to be put down in Summerfield for Parvo Virus
Animal Control Officers say 79 dogs were removed from a Summerfield trailer home Wednesday night; and every one will have to be put down. Officers say the dogs are in very poor health, but despite that their owner more than likely will not be charged with a crime.
Officers say they were tipped off about 54 year old Christine Watson's home by one of her family members. They say ammonia levels in the home on Southeast 174th Place were too high to safely enter so Marion County Fire Rescue's Hazmat team had to respond as well.
Once tested, officials determined the reason all the Cocker Spaniel-Chihuahua mix dogs will be put down is because they all have canine parvo virus. Officers say there isn't enough evidence to prove that Watson intended to harm the dogs... and that's why she probably will not be charged.
Animal Control Officers reiterate the importance of getting your pets spayed or neutered along with proper vaccinations. Officers say if these dogs had been vaccinated they might not have to be put down.
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