South Africa 27.11.2013 12:05 pm

Rabid cat bites two

Cat. Image: supplied

Cat. Image: supplied

Two women were bitten by a rabid cat in Vanderbijlpark on Wednesday, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.

“The cat was taken to the SPCA facility where it was humanely euthanased.” said veterinarian Duma Mpofu.

He said the women were taken to hospital for medical attention. The cat had also attacked two SPCA members. It was aggressive, drooling, and had excessive vocalisation.

“Any animal which has not been vaccinated [against rabies] should immediately be taken to your private veterinarian or the local SPCA for a health check and to be vaccinated,” Mpofu said.

 Sapa

 

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