Feline parvo outbreak leads Alachua County Animal Resources to pause cat intake

Alachua County Animal Resources will pause cat intakes for seven days due to a feline parvo outbreak at the facility.
Alachua County Animal Resources will pause cat intakes for seven days due to a feline parvo outbreak at the facility.
Courtesy of Alachua County

Due to a feline panleukopenia outbreak in kittens at its facility, Alachua County Animal Resources will pause all cat intakes for the next seven days.

According to an Alachua County press release sent on Tuesday, feline distemper, also known as feline parvo or the feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), can be fatal in cats.

“We truly want to ensure the health and wellbeing of our feline population, and by closely monitoring that population, we hope to re-open cat intakes quickly by taking these extra steps now,” said Alachua County Animal Resources Director Julie Johnson in the release.

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Other names for the disease include cat plague, feline agranulocytosis, cat fever and feline infectious enteritis.

“Vaccination is the best measure of prevention to guard against this highly contagious disease,” said Johnson in the release.

Learn more about Alachua County Animal Resources by clicking here.

For more information, contact Johnson at 352-264-6890.

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