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Haworth cat rescue centre hit by virus outbreak
8:00am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
A cat rescue centre will have to close its doors for over a month after tests revealed it had been hit by an outbreak of a virus that has already claimed the lives of several kittens.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue, based in Haworth, will now be unable to take in any cats after vets ordered it be placed on lockdown until October to prevent the spread of Feline panleukopenia virus.
The charity, already struggling with record high numbers of abandoned cats this year, are now in the process of getting all their cats vaccinated, as well as deep cleaning the centre.
A spokesman said the charity said: “To date, Yorkshire Cat Rescue has lost several kittens to the virus, four are currently undergoing treatment, six have recovered following intensive veterinary treatment and 46 cats remain on site and in full quarantine.”