MAYVILLE-Two Stockton residents were attacked by a feral cat earlier this month according to the County’s Health Department.
County Health Director Christine Schuyler told WNYNewsNow’s Ryan Hedrick Tuesday morning there are multiple reasons why cats, specifically strays, contract rabies.
Health officials say this is the first rabid animal report in Chautauqua County this year. Officials warn residents to be on the lookout for lethargic animals who exhibit strange behavior. Raccoons, skunks and bats are most likely to contract the virus.
Schuyler also reminds residents to get their pets vaccinated.