Humane Society Euthanizes All Its Cats Due to Deadly Disease

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Thursday, June 14 2007 Jun 14, 2007 Thursday, June 14, 2007 1:15:14 PM CDT June 14, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The Southwest Missouri Humane society has euthanized all the cats at its Springfield facility after one was found to be carrying the deadly Calichi virus. The highly-contagious virus causes upper respiratory infection, pneumonia, mouth ulcers and sometimes lameness in cats and can lead to a painful death. The director of the facility said that after consulting with several veterinarians, they put down nearly 200 cats. Now the organization is seeking things like food, cat litter, and towels because all of the supplies in the shelter were thrown away for sanitary reasons.

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