The Animal Foundation said Monday 38 puppies and an adult dog that were being treated for a parvovirus infection after being rescued on Friday will be treated at other facilities.
“We at The Animal Foundation decided this afternoon to transfer 38 puppies and one adult dog to our trusted partner organizations, who have specialized capabilities to care for them,” communications manager Kelly Leahy said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “This decision ensures optimal care for these animals while also protecting the health of our larger shelter population.
“Circumstances like these require a high degree of flexibility, and we are grateful to our transfer partners for their support in helping us care for these rescued animals.”
Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said officers were on an unrelated call just before 5 p.m. Friday on the 4800 block of East Colorado Avenue, near East Charleston and South Nellis boulevards, when the animals were discovered, and Clark County Animal Control was notified.
Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling said Animal Control officers recovered 42 puppies and an adult dog.
Four had to be euthanized because of their poor condition, Leahy said.
The young dogs, including German shepherds, Siberian huskies and border collies, are currently in a two-week quarantine after their exposure to the parvovirus.
Welling said an Animal Control investigation remains active.
Information on possible adoptions will be released later.