2012-07-19 / General Stories
Rabid Cat Found
Rabies is posing a serious health problem throughout the region and entire state. Putnam Health officials reported last week a stray cat found in Mahopac tested positive for rabies, resulting in one human treatment as a result of a bite by the infected animal. Statewide, 43 New Yorkers were bitten by rabid bats and 21 others attacked by rabid cats in 2011.