Kitten at adoption center positive for rabies

Health officials say this kitten tested positive for rabies

September 13, 2011 1:46:20 PM PDT
Wake County health officials say a kitten at the Wake County Animal Center has tested positive for rabies and they've issued a rabies notice for anyone who came in contact with it.

The notice said the contact likely happened between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh.

The gray tabby kitten named Silverbell was in Cat Room A.

Visitors who had direct contact with the cat are asked to call the Communicable Disease hotline at (919) 250-4462.

"Our focus is on finding people who may have been exposed to rabies and making sure they receive the medical care that they need," said Sue Lynn Ledford, Wake County Public Health director, in a news release.

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