HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania has confirmed its first coronavirus-positive cat, state Department of Agriculture officials announced Tuesday.
The 16-year old Cumberland County cat lived in a household with multiple individuals who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19. The feline in early October began suffering mild respiratory illness that ultimately led to humane euthanization.
The case is still under investigation, and a primary cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
The cat is one of a handful of COVID-19 positive pets from across the United States that died or were euthanized while infected. The infected pets had known prolonged exposure