Shelter Takes Drastic Action To Prevent More Disease
The summer is when a lot of cats have kittens and the shelter is loaded with animals.
However, an outbreak of a contagious disease is causing officials to take some drastic action.
two rooms full of kittens had to be put down in the last two weeks because of the risk of panleukopeania, or feline distemper and upper respiratory infections.
David Flager, the director of Alachua County Animal Services says pet owners should be on guard because the facility serves as a barometer that certain diseases are spreading in North Central Florida.
The disease is preventable through simple vaccination, but sadly for the shelter, it was too late.
Vet's say if you own a pet, it's important to make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations, not only for the health of your animal, but for the safety of the community.
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