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.