PSA: Rabies Alert in Town of Delaware

An active rabies case was just found in the Town of Delaware where two individuals were scratched by a rabies-positive feral kitten.  Rabies is a fatal disease. The Sullivan County Health Department urges all residents to stay away from stray cats, as well as all wild animals; and to be aware of their surroundings when outdoors. ALL PETS, indoor or out, should be vaccinated for rabies; and the public should be aware that if you feed a stray cat, it becomes your legal responsibility to care for and vaccinate it.  Details at  (845) 292-5910; after hours, ask for the on-call Disease Control nurse.

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