81 cats euthanized
All 81 cats found at a Cicero (Chicago, USA) woman’s house during the last couple of weeks had to be euthanized due to the infection with feline leukemia virus.
Firefighters found over 50 cats at the woman’s home. Overall, since 20th June, authorities have recovered 81 cats that were taken to the Animal Care League in Oak Park. However, every cat resulted to be infected with feline leukemia, a highly contagious disease among cats. The animals had to be euthanized.
The authorities continues to see whether more cats can be found. The woman, who is in her 70s, is currently staying with friends or relatives. Read more here.