Correction: Animal Shelter Cleanup story

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JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — In a story May 13 about officials seeking to temporarily close and clean an animal shelter that was the site of several disease outbreaks, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the shelter was located. The affected shelter serves Campbell County, Tennessee, not Campbell County, Kentucky. The Kentucky shelter has not been affected by any outbreak.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Mayor asks for shelter to be cleaned after parvo outbreak

Campbell County mayor asking for animal shelter to be closed for cleaning after parvo outbreak

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of Campbell County, Tennessee, wants to temporarily shut down an animal shelter there after a persistent outbreak of parvo killed several dogs, including three litters of puppies in recent months.

Multiple news outlets report Mayor E.L. Morton said Monday he plans to ask officials for clearance to close the shelter for two weeks for a sweeping cleanup. He also plans to appoint a new animal shelter director. Morton is nominating Mez Bruce for the position.

In March, shelter staff was forced to put down 12 dogs with parvo only to see the virus reappear. The shelter also lost three litters of puppies due to the illness.

If officials approve the plan, the shelter will conduct a cleanup and a controlled burn around the facility to suppress viruses and bacteria.

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