CLYDE, Texas — The city of Clyde is warning residents about stray animals after several were bitten by a rabid cat.
According to a press release, authorities were made aware that several people had been bitten by a cat on March 19th. After animal control placed the cat in quarantine, it died on the 21st.
The cat was then transported to the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonotic lab in Austin to be tested for rabies, which returned a positive result.
Those who were bitten by the cat are now being referred for rabies treatment.
The city said in a press release, "Wild animals that are unusually friendly or display other unnatural behaviors may have the rabies virus. Please discourage contact between domesticated animals and wildlife."
Clyde Animal Control has also begun trapping feral cats in the Woodland neighborhood area. Anyone who had contact with feral cats between March 8th and the 21st is being asked to contact Terry Davis at (325) 439-1847.
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