Animal shelter resumes cat adoption program after feline distemper scare

The Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control shelter is resuming its cat and kitten adoption program after the recent detection of panleukopenia disease.

The quarantine has been lifted, and adoptions will resume Saturday.

Also known as feline distemper, the virus tends to invade cells of the digestive system, bone marrow, lymph tissue, and nervous system causing symptoms that include diarrhea, vomiting, low white-blood cell count, and seizures.

The shelter’s hours of operation: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The shelter is offering a special promotional adoption fee of $20 for each cat or kitten. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, license tag, and other vaccines.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is at 7100 Belvedere Road west of West Palm Beach.