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Maine Store Quarantined After Puppy Gets Sick
07/30/2013 10:41 AM ET  

The same store was quarantined for a month in February after a Siberian husky puppy died of parvovirus.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) _ State officials have quarantined a pet store in Scarborough after a dog that was sold last week tested positive for a serious disease.

John Bott, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, said the two-week quarantine was ordered after officials were notified that the 9-week-old puppy was diagnosed with parvovirus, a disease that is highly contagious and can be fatal to dogs.

The store, Little Paws, can remain open during the quarantine but cannot sell any puppies.

A Westbrook woman who bought the puppy, named Sophie, said her pet became sick within days and remains hospitalized.

The same store was quarantined for a month in February after a Siberian husky puppy died of parvovirus.

Store officials had no immediate comment. A sign posted Monday said it was closed for "unfortunate circumstances.''


 

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