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Person bitten by rabid cat in northern Gloucester

Gloucester officials reported last week about an incident in the northern part of the county in which a person had been bitten by a cat which subsequently tested positive for rabies.

On July 29, the person was bitten by a cat in the Poplar Springs Drive area of Gloucester. According to Tammy Faulkner, Environmental Health Specialist at the Gloucester County Health Department, the person who was bitten by the rabid cat is currently undergoing the appropriate treatment protocol.

Gloucester County Health Department and Gloucester County Animal Control have notified residents in the area of the rabies case and requests that anyone who sees an animal behaving strangely to contact either department.

The area currently has a large, unvaccinated stray cat population, among other areas of Gloucester. Animal control advises people to not feed stray cats.

Chief Animal Control Officer Stephen Baranek also asked residents to report any other animals acting strange or out of place. For ...

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