By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Necropsies are planned on five dogs found dead at a western Kentucky animal shelter.

The Paducah Sun ( reports an employee at the McCracken County animal shelter found the animals dead Monday morning upon arriving at the facility. The cause of death isn’t known.

Shelter Director Ryan Brown said the carcasses were taken to Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville, where necropsies will be performed.

He said it is unlikely an outbreak earlier this month of parvovirus killed the mature dogs because the virus usually strikes puppies.

Police were awaiting results of lab testing to determine whether to investigate.


Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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