Rabid cat captured after attacking animal control officer in Westchester

Thursday, August 13, 2015

OSSINING -- There is a health alert in Westchester County about a rabid cat that viciously attacked an animal control officer.

The officer was attacked on Edward Street in Ossining on Monday and his body cam caught the entire incident.

The cat escaped and acted aggressively toward several other people, police say.

It took several attempts for police to catch the animal.

Wednesday, the cat tested positive for rabies at the Westchester County Department of Health.

A robo-call from the Department of Health will be going out to residents in the immediate area asking those who may have had contact with a stray gray cat in that area, and especially were bitten, scratched, or exposed to the cat's saliva, to call the Department of Health immediately at (914)813-5000.