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Officials warn of rabid cat in Lincoln

April 25, 2014

LINCOLN — The Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health are advising people in the area of Lower Road in Lincoln that a neighborhood cat that attacked a resident and exposed two other persons on April 17 has tested positive for rabies. These individuals have started treatment with rabies vaccine.

The cat is described as a brown tiger type cat and has been seen with three other cats: a black tiger, a grey tiger and an orange tiger. These cats are not believed to have an owner and may be feral. Also on Lower Road in the area the cat was caught is G&P Performance, a ship building company, a Children's Dance Studio, a gun shop, a welding business, a machine shop and a chiropractic office.

Anyone who may have had contact with this cat prior to its capture on April 17 should contact HEALTH for evaluation and potential treatment with rabies vaccine at 222-2577 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at 272-5952 if calling after hours.

Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Times and Saturday's Call.

 

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