The Pasco County Health Department has issued a rabies alert after a cat tested positive for the disease last week.
The alert is in effect for the next 60 days and is for the northwest part of the county in the Hudson area. It includes the area north of Hudson Avenue, south of County Line Road, east of Little Road and west of Shady Hills.
Officials are urging people to keep pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. Also, they ask that you do not leave food outside that could attract strays or wild animals.
Residents should contact Pasco County Animal Services at (727) 834-3216, (813) 929-1212, or (352) 521-5194 to report animal bites or scratches and for information on stray dogs and cats.
They should contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-863-648-3203 for concerns about wild animals.
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