Two pet cats in New York have tested positive for the same strand of Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in humans.
The USDA and CDC reported the news on Wednesday.
The cats both lived in different areas of the state, with both showing mild realities illnesses. The animals are both expected to recover, the agencies said in a statement.
One of the cats owners tested positive for COVID-19 before the cat showing symptoms. The other cat has no family members have tested positive for the disease.
It is possible this cat was infected by a household member who was only mildly ill or asymptomatic, the statement said.
Officials at the Bronx Zoo also announced weeks after a Tiger there rested positive that four more tigers and three lions also tested positive for the disease.
A single tiger was first reported showing symptoms of COVID-19 on March 27th.