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Furry Babies store in Janesville issues statement on parvovirus deaths

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- 27 News was contacted by numerous consumers who were upset after their newly purchased puppy from a pet store in Janesville died from the parvovirus.   A group on social media plans to peacefully protest on Saturday.  Here is the story with one of the families who purchased a puppy that died.

Here is the full statement from Furry Babies in Janesville.

Furry Babies is a small business and family oriented business. The owners and employees get great satisfaction out of providing puppies to hundreds of people and families each year. Unfortunately, a few animals become afflicted with parvovirus. This virus can be contracted anywhere including animal rescue shelters and it is very difficult to deal with the disease. In addition, all of our puppies have a documented history of vaccinations designed to combat the virus. Some animals do not have the immune system strength necessary to fully fight the virus and thus they may contract it. When the rare occasion occurs and this does happen our Furry Babies stores are facilities are scrubbed down following a strict regimen recommended by veterinarians.

Furry Babies Inc. has reached out to those who have lost a puppy, including those mentioned in recent news reports, and we have determined that we will pay for all of the costs involved in these sad situations as well as providing a refund for the puppy. The owners and employees of all of our Furry Babies stores take great pride in our work and our efforts at providing a healthy pet to our customers. When these types of situations arise we too feel for the pet owner. Our objective is to do whatever we can to mitigate the loss in such a circumstance.

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