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Austin Pets Alive! has received 29 cats from a hoarding case in Round Rock, where they lived with around 80 other animals. Because the shelter is so full right now, we brought them into an emergency set-up in our large conference room, expecting to get as many of them into foster or forever homes as soon as possible – but we instead discovered a Calicivirus outbreak.
All 29 cats have now been moved into quarantine in our Calici ward and will require time and resource-intensive medical attention and care. Because Calicivirus vaccinations are considered part of the core vaccinations for kittens, this outbreak is likely a direct result of the hoarding situation in which they were living – and the cats unfortunately cannot be adopted or fostered out until they’ve beaten the virus.
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