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Rabies Clinic Scheduled After Rabid Cat Found

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PITTSVILLE, Md. - A rabies clinic has been scheduled for Thursday, July 31st in Pittsville after a cat was recently found in the Wicomico County town and tested positive for rabies.

The cat was recently found in the area of Friendship Road in Pittsville.  Neighbors in the small town told WBOC it will be something they will be extra mindful of in case there are other cats out there with the disease.  However, those same people said the problem of stray and feral cats in the town are a problem and they are not overly surprised by the news of the rabid cat.

"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 and a handful of other told WBOC the stray and feral cats are being fed by people in town and the population of these cats continues to grow.  But 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.

The rabies clinic will be Thursday, July 31st at the Pittsville Fire Department from 5-7 pm.  Dogs and cats will be vaccinated for a ten dollar charge per animal and only dogs and cats will receive the vaccine.

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