Possible rabid cat in Pelham Manor

May 24, 2008 3:32:00 PM PDT
The Westchester County Department of Health is issuing a Rabies Alert to residents who may have had contact with a potentially rabid stray cat in the vicinity of Roosevelt Place in Pelham Manor.The cat, a black and white male, was injured three weeks ago. It has an abscess on its hind leg and may have other injuries. The cat has markings that resemble a black helmet and a mustache. His body is black with white spots and an all-black tail. The cat is also exhibiting neurological symptoms of rabies: his jaw is dropped, he's not eating, and he is dragging one of his legs.

Anyone who sees a cat that matches this description should call police and stay away from the cat.

For more information about rabies and its prevention, residents can also call the rabies hotline at (914) 813-5010 or visit the Health Department's Website at www.westchestergov.com/health.