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Humane Society resumes cat adoptions

Published On: Aug 20 2014 10:42:45 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2014 01:07:38 PM CDT

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says it has suspended cat adoptions after several animals tested positive for a potentially deadly virus.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) says it has resumed cat adoptions after suspending them because of a virus.

HSPPR says about 50 cats are available for adoption right now. The remainder of the cats will remain in quarantine for the time being.

An outbreak of Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) prompted the quarantine on August 20. 

HSPPR is temporarily not accepting owner surrendered cats while they deal with this health issue. You can call 719-473-1741 for alternative options. It says it needs to adopt some cats out to free up some room before it can start accepting surrendered cats again.

The Humane Society says there is a vaccine that protects against FPV that is effective.

FPV is only found in cats and cannot be passed to dogs or other pets. Symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and hypersalivation.

Cats at HSPPR's Pueblo location have not been affected.  The Humane Society says all cats should be tested for the virus and vaccinated appropriately by a veterinarian.

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