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Animal Control recovers four more cats after kitten tests positive for rabies on Wilmington Island

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Animal Control officers from the SCMPD have recovered five cats and are looking for more after a kitten in a Wilmington Island neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Nine potential victims have been identified after they were exposed to the infected kitten or other cats that frequent the areas of the 200 block of Winchester Drive.

Animal Control officers are concerned for the safety of residents in the area and their pets, even if they have been vaccinated.

Traps have been set in the area for other cars and a raccoon that may have had exposure to the infected kitten.

Anyone with concerns that they may have been exposed to rabies or sees one of the homeless cats in the area should call Animal control at 912.351.6750 or the Chatham County Environmental Health Division at 912.356.2160.

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Animal Control officers from the SCMPD have recovered five cats and are looking for more after a kitten in a Wilmington Island neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Nine potential victims have been identified after they were exposed to the infected kitten or other cats that frequent the areas of the 200 block of Winchester Drive.

Animal Control officers are concerned for the safety of residents in the area and their pets, even if they have been vaccinated.

Traps have been set in the area for other cars and a raccoon that may have had exposure to the infected kitten.

Anyone with concerns that they may have been exposed to rabies or sees one of the homeless cats in the area should call Animal control at 912.351.6750 or the Chatham County Environmental Health Division at 912.356.2160.

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