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Rabies Alert Issued In New Castle

A person feeding feral cats was attacked by one with rabies

May 09, 2019 - 10:19 am

NEW CASTLE, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has issued a rabies alert in Lawrence County.

A person was feeding a colony of feral cats in the area of Valley Street in New Castle when they were attacked by one of the cats.

A humane officer was able to capture the cat. It was euthanized and tested positive for rabies.

Eight other domestic cats in the area have been quarantined for 120 days.

Many other feral cats who were also exposed have not been captured.

Veterinarian Dr. Mike Hutchinson tells KDKA Radio people need to be careful when feeding feral cats.

“Don’t feed them on your porch because that feral cat could bring in wild animals with rabies as well,” said Hutchinson.

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