Cats at the Slidell Animal Shelter are under quarantine while undergoing treatment for upper respiratory issues, a step that means the shelter won’t be letting any cats out of the bag.

The cat area is closed until further notice, city spokesman Alex Carollo said, and will not accept cats unless it’s an emergency. Cat adoptions to the public area also suspended.

“Our first priority is the health and well-being of the animals in our care at the shelter,” Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan said. “Taking this measure will help ensure the best outcome for any affected cats. We ask for the public’s patience and understanding.”

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