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Rabid Cat Discovered in Baltimore County

A rabid cat has been discovered in Upper Glencoe.

Patch File photo
Patch File photo

by Adam Bednar

The cat, described as orange with white feet, was discovered and sparks was found to have rabies after subsequent tests, according to a Baltimore County new release.

Cats are required to be permitted and not allowed to be loose, according to a county news release.

The County issued the following rabies prevention tips:

 Rabies Prevention Tips

·    Everyone should consider the risk of rabies and other diseases before taking in or interacting with any animal, especially if their home contains children, persons with certain illnesses, elderly, or other pets.

·    Persons considering adopting stray or feral cats should speak with a veterinarian for guidance. Contact your doctor and the local health department if you are bitten or scratched by a stray or feral cat.

·    Since rabies remains uncontrolled in the wild, avoid contact with wildlife as well as stray or feral animals, especially if they appear to be sick. There is no risk-free contact with these animals with regard to physical injury, rabies and other diseases.

·    Do not provide food, water or shelter to wildlife or strays. For pets that are fed outdoors, do not leave food or water bowls out for extended periods, especially overnight. Contain garbage in tightly covered containers.

·    Keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations up-to-date. Do not allow pets (even cats) to freely roam the neighborhood.

For information on getting your pet micro-chipped, licensed, and vaccinated against rabies, call 410-887-PAWS (7297)

Barbara Chandler December 06, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Mr. Bednar: more info please - did it belong to someone or was it feral - what happened to it - how was it discovered - was anyone injured? Is Sparks the cat's name?
Carl J. Galler December 11, 2013 at 07:46 AM
Pretty shabby reporting for such an important local story. This piece doesn't follow basic 9th grade English composition guidelines. Sorry to be so critical but, come on Patch!
Buck Harmon December 13, 2013 at 08:13 AM
Since the last shake up with Patch employee's and the "new format" Patch has been on a steady decline...hit or miss reporting on the fly.

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