Readers' Comments

add comment

Article:

Tue, Nov 13 | By Matt Van Hoven | 784

ALBERTA – The Humane Society of Edmonton, Alberta, told reporters this week that an outbreak of Panleukopenia, or Feline Distemper, has killed 50 cats there, and left many more ill. The shelter has been scrambling to prevent the airbo… more ›

Outbreak Kills 50 Shelter Cats
456 results

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ... 9 |

Katie M.
Flag

Katie M.
4 years ago

How sad, especially at a place that is trying to help them.

Good Point | Reply ›

Cindy C.
Flag

Cindy C.
5 years ago

Ahh thats sooo sad.

Good Point | Reply ›

Sheryl J.
Flag

Sheryl J.
5 years ago

How very sad, the shelter and it's workers and volunteers must have been heartbroken. Hopefully the community rallied to their support

Good Point | Reply ›

Jbobstep
Flag

Jbobstep
5 years ago

This had to be heartbreaking for this shelter and the volunteers

Good Point | Reply ›

Renee  M.
Flag

Renee M.
5 years ago

How sad! Like there isn't enough to deal with already at shelters.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lisa  C.
Flag

Lisa C.
5 years ago

one of a rescue shelter's worst nightmares, something we all fear. hope all came out ok for them.

Good Point | Reply ›

barb  a.
Flag

barb a.
5 years ago

This happens when you bring large amounts of animals togehter and really never know if some hav even been vacinated

Good Point | Reply ›

Buckking
Flag

Buckking
5 years ago

this is sad, but having alot of animals together raises the risk of things like this happening

Good Point | Reply ›

Bonnie K.
Flag

Bonnie K.
5 years ago

this is a very sad story

Good Point | Reply ›

Lruder
Flag

Lruder
5 years ago

Once of the risks of having to house so many animals--what a shame. Hopefully donations came through to help them recover and get the things they had to destroy.

Good Point | Reply ›

mike h.
Flag

mike h.
5 years ago

This is sad, I wonder if there is an update on this?

Good Point | Reply ›

EddieWayne
Flag

EddieWayne
5 years ago

Has this shelter recovered yet?

Good Point | Reply ›

Richard
Flag

Richard
5 years ago

How sad for this shelter to lose so many cats

Good Point | Reply ›

Kathy
Flag

Kathy
5 years ago

Our shelter has an isolation room for new arrivals for this fact, so that other cats won't be contaminated with any disease. The lose of any life is horrible.

Good Point | Reply ›

L.H.S.
Flag

L.H.S.
5 years ago

Sure would like a follow up on this. Sometimes the disease is not what you think it is. We had an outbreak of the new calici virus last year. We now give the vaccination that covers the new strain to all our cats. But the symptoms are similar.

Good Point | Reply ›

Andrea S.
Flag

Andrea S.
5 years ago

Shouldn't cats be vaccinated upon entering the shelter, or at least tested for it??

Good Point | Reply ›

Wanda & Veronica ;.
Flag

Wanda & Veronica ;.
5 years ago

this is so sad. too bad that we can't find cures for this. it is so hard when there are strays brought in & there is no way of knowing right away if they are infected.

Good Point | Reply ›

Chitown
Flag

Chitown
5 years ago

I feel bad for my neighbors to the north. I didn't know about this at the time. My vet just told me that older cats can get by with a distemper vaccination every two or three years instead of annually, because they've built up immunity...so probably the poor Edmonton kitties that succumbed were young.

Good Point | Reply ›

Rhonda T.
Flag

Rhonda T.
5 years ago

What a sad story. Sometimes we are trying to do the right thing and save animals but it takes time and money. Some places can't vaccinate all the animals that come in. Or have areas to quarantine animals. I feel bad for this shelter and all the lovely kitties.

Good Point | Reply ›

HomePro
Flag

HomePro
5 years ago

So very hard...but when you get so many animals in one place, it can happen.

Good Point | Reply ›

Jello1
Flag

Jello1
5 years ago

Such a sad story, but it happens periodically in shelters.

Good Point | Reply ›

Ihatesnow
Flag

Ihatesnow
5 years ago

Sometimes infected strays come in, but aren't showing symptoms. Even assuming that new animals are isolated, it's still an easy disease to accidentally spread. We had a family member who was volunteering at the shelter and somehow brought it home on his clothes. It spread to a foster kitten we had who had been too young to be vaccinated. Happily he pulled thru

Good Point | Reply ›

VKiggins
Flag

VKiggins
5 years ago

Shelter staff always have to be vigilant to sickness but sometimes by the time you see the symptoms, too many others have been exposed.

Good Point | Reply ›

DEREKDEMANE
Flag

DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Sad story.

Good Point | Reply ›

Allison M.
Flag

Allison M.
5 years ago

This is horrible but I understand how it can happen when you have a large amount of animals in one small space. I also understand how it can impact a shelter's limited budget. What a shame.

Good Point | Reply ›

Missy M.
Flag

Missy M.
5 years ago

This is so sad. The shelter staff always work so hard and then something like this happens.

Good Point | Reply ›

SJL78
Flag

SJL78
5 years ago

yes. very sad.

Good Point | Reply ›

Melissa P.
Flag

Melissa P.
5 years ago

nooooo! poor babies. how does this happen?

Good Point | Reply ›

John H.
Flag

John H.
5 years ago

Geez!!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Michaelyn
Flag

Michaelyn
5 years ago

Been a lot of various outbreaks lately with mass killings.

Good Point | Reply ›

Keri W.
Flag

Keri W.
5 years ago

That's awful.

Good Point | Reply ›

Ourstaff
Flag

Ourstaff
5 years ago

The spread of disease is why people need to be careful when they take in animals. The last thing you want is for your act of kindness for one animal to turn in something bad for others. Don't stop trying to help but be careful.

Good Point | Reply ›

Carol L.
Flag

Carol L.
5 years ago

vaccinate, vaccinate and insure you vaccinate your animals to prevent this...

Good Point | Reply ›

Sarah  W.
Flag

Sarah W.
5 years ago

that's terrible.

Good Point | Reply ›

Diane W.
Flag

Diane W.
5 years ago

This happened to a Rescue here. Vaccinations are important in all animals.

Good Point | Reply ›

Diane
Flag

Diane
5 years ago

So sad. My heart aches.

Good Point | Reply ›

Amy R.
Flag

Amy R.
5 years ago

how sad for that shelter.

Good Point | Reply ›

Loosey
Flag

Loosey
6 years ago

Too Sad!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Jholt
Flag

Jholt
6 years ago

Very sad. I didn't realize it could spread so quickly. Hope they keep up on their vaccinations in the future so this doesn't happen again.

Good Point | Reply ›

Ourstaff
Flag

Ourstaff
5 years ago

Things like that can spread very quickly. You can spread it by handling an inflected cat. I had a scare last year when one of my foster kittens was ill. I was very careful to wash my hands/face/etc. The problem was I forgot all about my glasses. I (and the cats) were lucky that time but it taught me a lesson

Good Point | Reply ›

M17
Flag

M17
6 years ago

keep all vaccinations for your pet up to date. the poor shelter cats get vaccinated but sometimes it is too late. i also wonder how much the virus/bacteria has begun to adapt and mutate.

Good Point | Reply ›

Anna
Flag

Anna
6 years ago

Oh, those poor kitties.......stories like this make me so sad...

Good Point | Reply ›

Alex J.
Flag

Alex J.
6 years ago

how sad my dog had parvo and died

Good Point | Reply ›

Sharon S.
Flag

Sharon S.
6 years ago

Our shelter had an outbreak of something a few weeks ago and had to really clean out the cat section. A lot of cats were really sick and some had to be put down. It seems to be under control now and they are responding to treatment.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kindra H.
Flag

Kindra H.
6 years ago

How awful for this shelter. We all try to protect the cats that we have taken under our wings in the shelter and this is a fear that every shelter lives with. I hope they can get this under control before any other cats are lost.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kd1969
Flag

Kd1969
6 years ago

I hope they get a handle on this soon. What a tragedy for all involved.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kate
Flag

Kate
6 years ago

oh, those poor kitties!

Good Point | Reply ›

Ashlee S.
Flag

Ashlee S.
6 years ago

So sad!!

Good Point | Reply ›

D. Rene
Flag

D. Rene
6 years ago

this is a sad story....

Good Point | Reply ›

Louise P.
Flag

Louise P.
6 years ago

This is horrible...I feel so sorry for the cats, staff and volunteers. Diseases that spread so quickly through a shelter and kills animals is so traumatic. I hope everything is ok or at least better now.

Good Point | Reply ›

chris  a.
Flag

chris a.
6 years ago

poor cats

Good Point | Reply ›

Flowerhead910
Flag

Flowerhead910
6 years ago

I hope everythings allright by now.

Good Point | Reply ›

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ... 9 |

Add Your Comment

Already have an account? Log in now for faster commenting or Join Zootoo

 

You might also enjoy:

Top Stories

We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›

Helping Pet Rescues is Good For Business

Advertisement

Advertisement