Mother-of-two Clare Farley told ITV News she made the tough decision to have her cat put down when Jasper contracted tuberculosis as it was "terribly worrying".
Ms Farley told ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn, "The fact that the younger [children] are their immune system is not built up yet ... I could not have a cat in the house that could potentially give them a really nasty disease".
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