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Rabid cat caught in Richmond Hill
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The Bryan County Health Department reports that a rabid cat, which bit one person and scratched another, was captured Monday in the Crossroads intersection area.

Both people have sought medical treatment.

Reports indicate that there are about 50 feral cats in a swampy area behind the Century Link building on Highway 144 near U.S. 17.

The health department cautions people to avoid contact with animals they do not know, and to make sure household pets receive the proper rabies vaccines.

The health department also advises that you should not feed or unintentionally attract wild animals by leaving garbage cans uncovered.

Rabies is a potentially deadly virus that is primarily spread by infected animals. Symptoms in animals include a change in behavior, biting, aggression, showing no fear of natural enemies and foaming at the mouth.

Call Bryan County Animal Control (912) 653-3816 or (912) 459-6515 to report animals showing this behavior. 

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