Rabid cat prompts rabies alert in Suwannee County

Photo: Pixabay
By  | 

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 24, 2018

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County has issued a rabies alert for the south central section of the county after a rabid cat was discovered in the area.

Health officials say all residents and visitors in Suwannee County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Suwannee County.

Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but health officials say citizens in areas that have not been named under an alert should not get a false sense of security.

The recent rabies alert will remain in effect for 60 days. The center of the rabies alert is 117th Road, from Bass Rd. to the north;129th Rd. to the west; US 129 to the east: and 110th Street to the south in the south central section of Suwannee County near Live Oak.

A rabies alert was issued late last week for the southern part of the county after a rabid skunk was discovered in the area.

For more information, visit www.floridahealth.gov.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus