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Rabies Clinic Scheduled after Rabid Cat Found

PITTSVILLE, Md. - A rabies clinic has been scheduled for Thursday evening at the Pittsville Fire Department after a kitten picked up in town tested positive for rabies.

The kitten was recently in the area of Friendship Road in Pittsville.  The cat was found by a local neighbor who was scratched by the cat.  The feline was taken by county health officials to be tested for various diseases, including rabies. 

The kitten that was found is just one of numerous stray or feral cats in the town of Pittsville.  Folks WBOC spoke with said the cat population has become a big problem in town.  

"There's about 20 cats and they are just out of control.  You can't get them away.  Everyday she's over there feeding them," said Korey Bratten of Pittsville.

Bratten along with many other said the stray cats are being fed by some local people and the cat population continues to balloon.  However, it is a problem throughout the county.

"There are groups of people that are feeding these feral cat populations and allowing them to breed and allowing their populations to increase," said Dennis DiCintio, the Director of Environmental Health at the Wicomico County Health Department.

In response to the kitten being found with rabies, a rabies clinic will be held at the Pittsville Fire Department on Thursday, July 31st from 5-7 pm.  Dogs and cats will be vaccinated for $10 a piece.  Only dogs and cats will be vaccinated.  For more information, call 410-546-4446.

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