YONKERS “CAT” RABIES ALERT


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Rabid Black Cat Found in Yonkers

YONKERS – The Westchester County Department of Health is alarming the public with a Rabies Alert to residents who may have had contact with a rabid cat around the the vicinity of Remsen Road and Ascot Road in Yonkers.

The black cat, a female has a small white mark on its chest, it was a stray and it was tested after it acted aggressively on Aug. 27.

Westchester County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joshua Lipsman said, “Anyone who believes that he or she or a pet may have had contact with this cat should contact the Westchester County Department of Health immediately at (914) 813-5000 Anyone in contact with this cat will need life saving rabies treatment, and anyone bitten by a rabid animal, or having contact with its saliva, may need to receive immediate rabies vaccination.’’

For more information about rabies and its prevention, residents can call the RABIES INFOLINE at (914) 813-5010 or visit the Health Department’s website at http://www.westchestergov.com/health.

The Westchester News 914 237-8631 Newsroom

http://thewestchesternews.com

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