A tiger at a Pine County wildlife sanctuary tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, making it the second confirmed captive or domestic animal case in the state.
A Carver County house cat tested positive in June, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
“It’s a good reminder that the virus can be transmitted from people to animals,” said Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian. People who test positive with COVID-19 or suspect they have it would avoid contact with pets and other animals to protect them from possible infection, state officials said.
“We have not seen any