Animal shelter euthanizes 27 cats seized from Jefferson City home

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 9:36 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Animal Shelter euthanized 27 cats that were taken from the same home this week.

Shelter veterinarian Amanda Dykstra said the cats all had contagious diseases and were a risk to other animals and shelter employees. They were euthanized Tuesday.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported that the animals were seized Monday and Tuesday from a Jefferson City home. Dykstra said they had FIV, which is similar to HIV in humans. They also had other diseases, such as kidney disease.


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