Deadly Virus Halts Cat Adoptions at Maryland Animal Shelter
The deadly feline calicivirus has forced the Humane Society of Carroll County to shut down its animal shelter in Westminster, Md.
The shelter euthanized all of its cats that became infected and has stopped adoptions.
Calicivirus is extremely contagious among cats. It causes breathing problems, fever and mouth ulcers that can lead to death for kittens and older cats.
The Humane Society has vaccinated all of its Westminster cats and scrubbed down the shelter.
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