Rabies Found in Another Hudson Valley County
If you remember last week, after a grey fox was found to have tested positive for rabies, the Sullivan County Public Health Services issued a reminder to all of us to respect and stay away from any wild animals.
This week, the Putnam County Department of Health is issuing the same warning, but this time it doesn't involve a wild animal, but rather a cat. Last week, a gray tabby cat found in Mahopac tested positive for rabies.
As other cats were noticed to have been in contact with this animal, the concern, obviously, is the spreading of this disease, which can be spread from animals to humans and can potentially be fatal.
If you, or someone you know, have outside animals in and around the area of Tanager Road and Wright Road, please contact the Health Department immediately at 845-808-1390.
In an ongoing effort, to reduce the chance of rabies spreading, the Putnam County Department of Health will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 15 from 10 to noon at Hubbard Lodge on Route 9 in Cold Spring. This is open to all Putnam County residents. For more information and directions please call PCDOH at 845-808-1390 ext.43127.