Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 10, 2013

Shelter in Va. quarantines cats due to outbreak


Associated Press

LYNDHURST, Va. — Cats are being quarantined at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center in Lyndhurst following a panleukopenia outbreak.

Media outlets report that the shelter isn’t accepting any new cats until Oct. 21. Dogs are still being accepted.

The shelter is being disinfected.

Panleukopenia is a feline disease caused by a parvovirus that destroys white blood cells. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea and dehydration.