Fourth Rabies case hits Caldwell County

The fourth case of rabies in Caldwell County has been reported.  An incident where a cat being inspected for the virus tested positive for the virus, which was later reported to the Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement.  It is believed that the cat was infected by a skunk.  It is recommended that pet owners in the area get their pets rabies vaccines done.  ACE recommends you Supervise your pets to prevent exposure. If your animal is exposed to a potentially rabid animal, wear gloves to protect yourself from the infectious saliva that may be on your animal’s coat. Teach your children to stay away from wild animals, including bats or animals they do not know. Avoid attracting wildlife to your home by removing food sources such as food scraps and removing cat and dog food at night.