Animal Control: 31 cats, some infected, removed from north Lincoln home

Lincoln Animal Control removed 31 cats from a home Tuesday afternoon, some of which tested positive for a contagious disease. 

Animal Control Manager Steve Beal said the cats, which were taken from a home near 33rd and St. Paul Avenue, tested positive for feline panleukopenia. 

Feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease caused by the feline parvovirus, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Beal said Animal Control is working with the Capital Humane Society to find a place to quarantine the cats. 

Beal said it’s unclear how the animals became sick. Beal said the owner of the home was cooperating with officials, and that there may be more cats in the home that haven’t been found yet. He said citations could be issued pending further investigation. 

It’s likely that all the cats could be infected with the disease, Beal said. 

This is a developing story, we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

 

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