Rabid Cat On The Loose In Ogle County
If you live in Ogle County, be on the lookout for animals that are acting strange. They could be infected with rabies.
According to WIFR-TV, the Ogle County Health Department was advised by the Illinois Department Of Public Health that a cat tested positive for rabies.
One human was affected for rabies and he was a retired vet in Oregon who was volunteering his time at a clinic. He was treated immediately.
Any animal having a case of rabies could be fatal. That goes for both animals and humans. If you happen to notice an animal that is acting strange or is acting sick, do not get near it.
Here are some other tips from the Ogle County Health Department as you protect yourself from any case of rabies:
"- Report any wildlife acting sick or strangely to local animal control
- Vaccinate pets-Illinois law requires rabies vaccinations for all dogs. Rabies vaccinations are available for other types of pets-consult your veterinarian for details
- Do not feed stray animals
- Do not approach any unknown domestic or wild animal, particularly if it is acting sick or strangely
- Report animal bites to animal control-Instruct children to tell an adult right away if bitten or scratched by any animal
- Discourage wildlife and stray animals by tightly covering garbage cans and avoiding storage of food outside
- Do not allow your pets to roam about freely-Keep them under supervision at all times