Public Health Rabies Advisory
A feral kitten that was in the Steeplechase Court neighborhood and
surrounding area has tested positive for Rabies. It is likely that a wild animal such as
a fox or raccoon may have transmitted this disease to the kitten.
If any member of your family has had contact with an unfamiliar pet or wild animal recently, please call 828-697-4912 if you would like to be connected to a public health nurse for a rabies risk assessment.
Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date.
If you suspect your pet may have been exposed, or seems
injured, displays unusual behaviors, or appears sick, contact your vet immediately—even if your pet is up-to-date on
its rabies vaccination.
If you see an animal that appears injured, displays unusual behavior or appears sick, call 828-697-4912.
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