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More Cat Vaccination Days Planned Due to Virus

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By Maui Now Staff

Photo courtesy SPCA Maui.

Photo courtesy SPCA Maui.

The Maui Humane Society says it will be be holding vaccine clinics for the general public in response to an outbreak of feline panleukopenia diagnosed in upcountry Maui.

The vaccine clinics are by donation and intended to be a temporary emergency response to the virus that is thought to be new to Maui, said the organization.

The vaccines administered will be a standard feline core vaccine which includes protection against the panleukopenia virus and also includes the herpes and calici viruses which cause upper respiratory disease in cats.

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Clinics are scheduled for the first three Saturdays of July – July 5, 12 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The intent is to accommodate everyone who checks in by noon on those days.

Clinics will be held in the MHS Modular building behind the main shelter. Parking will be available next to the building or along the roadway.

The clinics are for friendly, tame cats. Cats and kittens should be at least six weeks old and all cats should be transported in secure carriers. Cats in improper carriers will not be accepted. Carriers are available for rent from MHS and cardboard carriers can be purchased at the shelter ahead of time for $10.

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Feral cats should not be brought to these particular vaccine clinics.

For the latest updates and information, please see Maui Humane Society’s website and Facebook page or call MHS at (808) 877-3680 ext 23.

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