Shelter Cleanliness Is Imperative

The meet-and-greet room for cat socialization and area dog parks spread more of the diseases already running rampant at Baltimore County Animal Control — thus leading to more euthanasia (“Group Protests Animal Shelter Conditions,” May 9). A cat who is positive for feline leukemia and not tested when brought in should not be allowed access to common areas. Since BCAS does not do mandatory testing, any cat being handled after one that’s infectious would be at a much higher risk of contracting the deadly disease. And then the domino effect sets in.

Karen Laschinsky
Baltimore

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