Seized puppies die from Parvo at shelter

Published 12:10 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FRANKLIN—The six puppies seized from a Laurel Street home have died from Parvo at the city animal shelter, Franklin police said.

Parvo is a virus spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces.

Police on April 17 responded to a complaint for a foul odor and found the American bulldog puppies in an 85-degree shed without food or water. They were walking around in their own feces.

Owner Tyrece Scott, 25, faces six misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and has a hearing on May 7 in Franklin General District Court.