Feline distemper epidemic hits St. Paul animal shelterby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
An outbreak of feline distemper at one St. Paul animal shelter has resulted in the death of 100 cats in the last month. Feline distemper is highly contagious, often fatal, and impossible for shelters to treat. The St. Paul Humane Society Shelter for Companion Animals is not accepting any new cats for time being, as it takes more steps to rid the facility of the dieseae. The shelter's executive director, Janelle Dixon, spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann.