THORNBERRY Animal Sanctuary has been forced to close following an outbreak of the potentially deadly parvovirus infection.
The North Anston charity said the site was temporarily closed to members of the public and volunteers after the outbreak, which causes dogs to be lethargic and can also lead to sickness and diarrhoea.
Jo Brunt, chairperson of trustees, said: “We have taken the responsible decision to close the site to the public and volunteers as we felt it was absolutely necessary for the welfare of the animals in our care and we will re-open as soon as we are in a position to do so.
“We will release further information soon and apologise to our supporters for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes”.
Ms Brunt said anyone who was in the process of adopting an animal should call the site for further information on 01909 564399.
She also asked people for donations of towels, fleece blankets, bleach and toys.