A second cat in Elmore County has likely died of plague. This cat lived outside the plague area boundary drawn by health officials.
This is the second cat death in a week. The Central District Health Department reports this cat lived two miles from Mountain Home and lived both indoors and outdoors. It had contact with ground squirrels before it died. Members of both families, along with the rest of their pets, are being monitored to make sure the cats did not spread the plague.
Final lab results on the animals will come in next week.