Health officials warn residents of rabid cat in Ossining, NY

Health officials warn residents of rabid cat in Ossining, NY

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Officials say a rabies alert has been for Ossining in Westchester County after a rabid cat was found on Tuesday.

The rabid cat was found near James Street and officials want anyone who may have pet or come in contact with the multi-colored stray cat is asked to call the Westchester County Department of Health at 914-813-5000.

"When you see a stray or wild animal acting sick or strangely, it's best to avoid contact with the animal and alert local authorities to avoid possible exposure to rabies," said Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. "Luckily, this cat was captured without having exposed anyone to rabies that we are aware of at this point."

Residents are being reminded not to feed wild or stray animals to avoid bringing rabies to their doorstep.

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