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The plague

June 27, 2018

We had a room full of kittens on Saturday, cute and lively – except for one.  His brother had just been adopted, but he was clearly more than depressed.  He had no eye or nose goop but he wouldn’t move and was huddled up in an ominous way.  The next day we found out he had panleuk and a day later yet we found out that he didn’t make it.

So all of these kittens had to go back into quarantine to be sure they hadn’t contracted it.  We don’t let the kittens mix, for this very reason, but we could have passed it ourselves from kitten to kitten.  Our Sunday morning volunteer ended up spending the entire day in the room, with help from someone from the rescue, bleaching everything that could be bleached and throwing out what couldn’t.  Our cat trees are gone, our beds, even our notebooks and wall calendar have been replaced.

The adults in the room had had sufficient years of vaccinations that the were able to stay, and Carmel was adopted yesterday, but all these kittens are hanging out in quarantine until they’re cleared to be adopted, or not.

Vaccinate your cats.  This disease can be prevented in cats old enough to be vaccinated.

One Comment leave one →
  1. meowmeowmans permalink
    June 27, 2018 10:09 pm

    Aww, dang. I’m so sorry that you all had to go through this.That poor little kitten. We hope you’re all clear now. Sending hugs, purrs and prayers.

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