Warren County, VA - Press Release Warren County, VA- On July 26, 2018, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control responded to a complaint in the area of 22 W Duck Street that a cat was chasing people and acting aggressively. Animal Control picked up the cat, which had been confined prior to arrival, and after consultation with the Health Department, the cat was quarantined at the Humane Society of Warren County. On July 28th, the Humane Society reported that the animal began showing obvious signs of rabies and was euthanized. On July 30th, Animal Control took the cat to the Health Department for testing. On August 9th, the Health Department confirmed the cat tested positive for rabies. At this time, there is no known human exposure involving this cat.
Signs and symptoms of rabies include, but are not limited to, un-coordination, staggering, disorientation, seizures, and excessive saliva. Animal Control would like to remind all citizens to vaccinate your animals. It is not only the law, but it may save your pet’s life. The Humane Society of Warren County and Petco are two of many places that offer monthly low cost rabies clinics. If you have any rabies or wildlife questions or concerns, please contact Warren County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control at 540-635-4128 or the Warren County Health Department at 540-635-3159. Additional resources can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/.
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August 9, 2018
Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron