Kennels vows that dog show will go ahead, despite parvo scare

West Hall Kennels is going ahead with its dog fun day after being given a clean bill of health. Pictured is manager Amy Everest with dog Cole.
West Hall Kennels is going ahead with its dog fun day after being given a clean bill of health. Pictured is manager Amy Everest with dog Cole.
0
Have your say

Owners of a dog kennels on South Tyneside have vowed a fundraising show will go ahead as planned after it was investigated by environmental health chiefs when two dogs were put down because of a virus.

John and Lorraine Carr are ploughing on with organising the annual dog show, taking place at Cleadon Kennels on Sunday.

The event helps to raise much-needed funds for the kennels which takes in and rehomes stray dogs.

Earlier this month, the kennels came under scrutiny from South Tyneside Council’s Environmental Health team after concerns were raised after the death of a rehomed dog.

A probe found one other dog had parvovirus – a highly-contagious disease.

The site has since been given a clean bill of health from the local authority.

Organisers say instead of the show happening on site it will be held on the adjacent field.

Mrs Carr said: “The kennels have been inspected by the local authority’s environmental health, animal welfare and vets, and we have been given the all clear.

“We have held the dog show every year for the past 10 years to help fund the rehoming of abandoned dogs.”

A spokesman for South Tyneside Council, said: “We can confirm that environmental health officers have carried out a further inspection following two recent cases of parvovirus.

“The existing disinfection measures have been assessed and are found to be appropriate and in line with requirements.

“The kennels also have a suitable and separate quarantine facility should any suspected case of infection arise.”

Gates to the show open at noon. Dogs must be registered before 1pm.