Union County health officials are warning Waxhaw residents that a cat with rabies was picked up Wednesday, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.
A gray domestic cat found near the 100 block of West Waxhaw Parkway may have exposed people and animals to the disease. The Union County Division of Public Health and Union County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Bureau are identifying those who may be exposed and distributing flyers to homes and businesses.
If you’ve come into contact with the cat, call a doctor immediately. You can call the Communicable Disease line of the Division of Public Health at 704-296-4874 or 704-296-4878 for an exposure evaluation. If you see animals in that area behaving oddly, be cautious.
Residents concerned about a pet’s exposure to the cat or other rabid animals should call a veterinarian immediately or the Union County Sheriffs’ Office Animal Services Bureau at 704-283-2308. Officials suggest owners keep all pets indoors or on a leash or harness outdoors at all times.