Preliminary laboratory tests indicate a second cat from Elmore County likely died of plague. This is the second cat death within the last week thought to be connected to the bacterial infection, though the cats were owned by separate families.
The most recent cat lived both indoors and outdoors and had contact with ground squirrels before becoming ill. Family members and other household pets are being monitored to ensure the cat did not spread the infection. Final lab results will be available next week. Read the full release here.
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My husband and I saw a very thin, retching or coughing, bloody-mouthed squirrel slowly reeling across W7th Ave North of the Food Coop and East of Hyde Park at approaching 4:00
pm today, June 10th 2016.
That sounds terrible! But since tree squirrels don’t carry plague, it was likely sick from something else.