BALTIMORE (WJZ) — BARCS announced that they will be closing their intake of new cats into the shelter due to a feline panleukopenia outbreak, officials announced Tuesday.
The closure is effective immediately and will remain in place for at least two weeks when the situation will be reevaluated.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Mix Of Sun & Clouds
Last week, BARCS received 133 cats from a single home in Baltimore. Today, some of the cats from that case tested positive for panleukopenia.
Panleukopenia is a highly contagious virus that mostly affects unvaccinated kittens. Panleukopenia spreads through fecal matter, urine and nasal secretions. It does not affect people or other animals.READ MORE: Traffic Advisory For US 50 East Before Bay Bridge
The remaining cats from this case are being quarantined along with any other cats exposed to them.
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