Rabid Cat Found In Pitt County; Bites Caregiver

A rabid cat has been discovered in Pitt County.

Two weeks ago a badly bruised cat was found in the Forlines Road/Frog Level area. The cat was treated and released to the caregiver.

On Friday the cat began to exhibit unusual and aggressive behavior and bit the person caring for it.

The cat has tested positive for rabies, and the county says that person will have to undergo treatment.

It's the first rabid animal found in Pitt County since August 2007 when a fox was discovered. The last time a rabid cat was found happened back in 1996.

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