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Feral cat found in Canon City tests negative for rabies

Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 15:21:37-04

The Cañon City Police Department says a sample sent in of a feral cat seen acting in a bizarre manner has tested negative for rabies.

On Monday, an Animal Control Officer received a report of the feral cat acting abnormally in the 2400 block of N 9th Street. According to Canon City Police, the cat was being aggressive, and had some confused, lethargic behavior.

Due to recent reports of rabies present throughout the state, the public is urged to educate themselves on the signs and symptoms of rabies and distemper.

Primarily, everyone should avoid all contact with wild animals and vaccinate your pets and livestock against rabies and distemper.

Police ask to report all animal bites, whether wild or domestic, to any human or animal and to not leave pet food outdoors.

All signs and symptoms of rabies and distemper can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website.