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Cat tests positive for rabies in Plant City

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 17:54:42-04

A cat that lived in the Plant City area of Hillsborough County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Department of Health in Hillsborough County. 

The white and brown tabby domestic short hair cat lived in the area of North Dort Street and Rowena Mays Park in Plant City. The cat exposed at least one male adult and two domestic dogs. 

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is attempting to find anyone who may have been exposed to the cat. 

The man who was exposed has been given rabies post-exposure vaccines and the Department of Health recommended that the dogs be given a booster for rabies and the owner quarantine them for 45 days. 

The Department of Health will be notifying all homes and businesses within the following boundaries: 

  • North of I-4
  • South of Airport Road and Grant Street
  • East of Park Road
  • West of Branch Forbes and North Forbes Road

If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center at (813) 744-5660.

Get more info on Rabies here.