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Hopewell Animal Shelter Will Not Accept Cats Due to Feline Virus

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HOPEWELL – The Hopewell Animal Shelter will not accept new cats into their facility until it is decontaminated due to a highly infectious virus that affects cats.

Following veterinary advice, this "no cat" policy will remain in effect until November 1. The shelter will continue to house dogs as they are unaffected by the virus.

These steps are a proactive measure to prevent unnecessary illness and death of the cats that come into the animal shelter.

"We realize that this may be an inconvenience for some of our citizens, but we must ensure the safety of the cats that come into our care," stated Animal Control Supervisor Amanda Hoak in a press statement.

At this time, surrounding jurisdictions are not able to house cats from the City of Hopewell.

 

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