After a week of quarantine and rerouting of cat food, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has had no new cases of feline panleukopenia since Friday, September 2.
The shelter’s medical director, Tessha Winsch, DVM, immediately implemented an outbreak management plan to help prevent the spread and provide supportive care for any sick cats.
Winsch reported, “At this time, we are seeing success with our exposure management plans in the building and hope to begin lifting quarantines next week.”
Last week there were three confirmed cases of feline panleukopenia with over ten additional suspected cases.
As of this morning, we are happy to announce that all cats in intensive care have recovered and that several will be ready to join their adoptive homes.
The shelter staff are very grateful for the support of the community, help in limiting the intake of cats and donations for their care.
The shelter is still diverting cat admissions through September 15 and will notify the public as soon as scheduled admission appointments resume.
Cats will be released as they have completed quarantine and have been medically cleared.
Currently there is one cat ready for adoption and I hope to have more throughout the week.
Apple (pictured) is one of the cats who tested positive and was in critical condition
She has responded very well to her treatment and has been moved from her isolation suite and will be ready for adoption after her quarantine time is complete.
For those wishing to help, the shelter is still asking for monetary donations and also has a wish list of items needed to support the cat population during the quarantine period.
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter will host a vaccination clinic on October 1 for cats and dogs and encourages the community to participate.
Vaccinations are the first defense against diseases like feline panleukopenia – for more information, visit cheyenneanimalshelter.org or call 307-632-6655.