Danbury, NC -- Stokes County Animal Shelter workers have euthanized a dozen dogs to prevent the spread of a deadly virus.
County Manager Rick Morris says the shelter has 18 other dogs that will be put down soon to stop the spread of the parvovirus.
Morris says a dog adopted from the shelter a week ago contracted the virus.
He says the shelter does not have an area to quarantine animals.
Deborah Cowan with Stokes County Animal Control Advisory and Morris say the shelter is no longer offering adoptions and will euthanize any dog brought in without vaccination records.
Cowan says the policy will continue until an outdoor kernel is built so the staff can clean the shelter's indoor kennels of waste and use chemicals to kill the virus.