Officials Warn Public After Feral Cat in Connecticut Found With Rabies
A feral cat found in Connecticut has tested positive for rabies.
The Uncas Health District in Norwich, released an official statement on Friday regarding the status of the cat they say was found around the area of Glasgo Road / Route 201 in Griswold, CT.
According to health officials, the cat positively tested for rabies on Thursday (January 10), a deadly disease that can be transmitted from wild animals to humans. The Uncas Health district strongly advised the public to be cautious around wild animals, as any close contact with their saliva is an opportunity for infection. They also noted that while rabies is spread mostly by wild animals, stray cats and dogs may also become infected and spread the virus through "contact with open wounds, breaks in the skin or mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.)."
The Uncas Health District can be reached at (860) 823-1189 and the NECCOG Animal Control at (860) 774-1253 if anyone has any questions or concerns.