Media Release

Feline Panleukopenia Case at Animal Services

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:00 PM

July 31, 2012

3:40 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Animal Services recently discovered a cat that tested positive for Feline Panleukopenia at the Animal Services facility. The cat was brought in as a stray with its littermates after the mom was struck and killed by a car on CR 1469.

While Panleukopenia cannot be contracted by humans, it is a very contagious and potentially deadly disease for cats. Due to the seriousness of this disease and the high potential for spreading, Animal Services will not be adopting or accepting any cats until they are comfortable that they have this situation under control.

Until further notice citizens of Alachua County should refrain from bringing cats to the shelter. The public should also ensure that their cat’s vaccines for this disease are current.

For more information, contact Interim Shelter Supervisor Jessica Lauginiger at 352-264-6870 or JLauginiger@AlachuaCounty.US  


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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