EDITOR’S NOTE: WTVR.com is partnering with the “iPadJournos” mobile and social media journalism project at VCU’s School of Mass Communications. Students from the project reported the following story.
RICHMOND, Va — When dropping off your cat at a veterinary clinic, you probably wouldn’t expect it to come home with a sexually transmitted disease. But that’s exactly what happened to the cat of VCU student Jessica Foley.
A few weeks after the doctor’s visit, Foley noticed something wasn’t quite right with her cat Sunny.
“He wasn’t able to eat well. He was becoming emaciated. I could see his spinal column. I could see his ribs,” Foley said.
At the time, she didn’t know her cat had contracted feline herpes, a virus similar to genital herpes in humans.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, it is one…
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