Thursday, May 3, 2007

Duval County Rabies Alert

A feral cat that bit a woman at Blue Cypress Park in Arlington has tested positive for rabies, prompting Duval County's first rabies alert of the year. The alert is in effect through Aug. 2.

Jacksonville area pet owners should confine their animals and be certain that they have received current rabies immunization shots. Stray animals should be reported to the county Animal Care and Control Division at 904-630-2489. Animal bites should be reported to Rabies Control at 904-630-3260.

This comes on the heels of a rabies alert several days ago in northwest Miami-Dade County after a bat attacked a dog and the bat was found to be rabies positive.

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