ROAR Society will run back to normal in August after quarantine shut down

By Keanna Nelson (B-94 Newsroom)
July 27, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: July 27, 2017 - 8:04am

After being in quarantine for about a little over a month, the ROAR Society will be virus free starting the beginning of August.

Back in June the shelter shut down to the public and wasn't accepting intake or shelter adoptions due to a case of Panleukopenia. A virus that's found in cats. It can't be transferred from cat to human or cat to dog, but it can live on any surface so it can be transferred by dogs or even by your shoe. 

"We had three little kittens come in and one of them just seemed kind of lethargic and tired" said Rebecca Young, Animal Care Attendant for the ROAR Society. 

"So we took it to the vet to be checked, and there is no sure test or an easy sure test to tell if it's Panleukopenia, so unfortunately the only way we did know was when he had an autopsy and he ended up passing away." 

Over the last month there have been no cases of cats getting sick

Young says that the virus takes about six weeks to shed, so they are waiting a couple more weeks before running things back to normal. 

"It was a long process. We had to literally clean every floor, wall, and doorknob, everything with bleach and water and with a special cleaner" said Young.

The shelter is currently opened to the public still, but they have limited space as of right now for cat intake. 

The anticipated date to fully re-open is August 1.  

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