The Willamette Humane Society announced today that it is resuming its cat adoption program after a two-week hiatus. Adoptions were temporarily suspended after the discovery of one case of feline distemper earlier this month. WHS spokesperson Kara Kuh said feline distemper (panleukopenia) was discovered in a kitten who arrived at the shelter on Friday, July 8.
“In order to prevent further spread of the disease, WHS staff placed a quarantine on cats who may have been exposed and did not have a sufficient vaccine history,” Kuh noted. “All cats and kittens are vaccinated at intake at WHS; however, it can take up to two weeks for vaccinations to provide sufficient protection.”
The shelter cats have now been given a clean bill of health.