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Two People Exposed To Rabid Cat In Marcy

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Two Marcy residents have been exposed to a rabid cat over the holiday weekend.

Health officials say a ‘barn cat’ on a local farm had ben acting agressive and bit the residents.

The cat tested positve for rabies, and as a precaution all other animals on the farm will be tested for symptoms.

The Health department says to always avoid animals that are acting strangely.

The Oneida County Health Department will be holding two rabies clinics in July: July 17, at Rome City Hall and July 21, at the Annsville Highway Garage.

For more information and a schedule of rabies clinics, you can call the Heath Department at 315-798-5064 or visit the Health Department website.

Here are some other things you can do to reduce the risks rabies poses for you and your pets:

  • Keep pets vaccinations up to date
  • Do Not touch or feed wild or unknown animals
  • Do Not touch dead or sick animals and warn children to avoid wild or strange animals
  • Walk your pets on a leash and keep them indoors at night
  • Learn the signs of rabies in animals
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you come into contact with an animal you think might be rabid
  • Report all animal bite to the health department

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