December 15, 2020

Rabies alert issued in Titusville after cat tests positive

By haziqbinarif

File photo: This cat tested positive for rabies in January 2020, after biting and scratching a Palm Bay woman, as she tried to trap the cat for a trap, neuter, release program. The attack triggered a 60-day rabies alert in the area.

A rabies alert was issued for a the South Lakes Shores area of Titusville Monday after a cat tested positive, according to the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County. 

An alert sent out to residents of the 32796 area of the city said unvaccinated pets are at risk if they come into contact with wild animals in the area. 

The rabies alert includes the area within these boundaries for the next 60 days: 

  • Garden Street, north
  • Interstate 95, east
  • South Lake, west
  • South Carpenter/Champion Road, south

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Animals most susceptible to rabies are raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, and coyotes, but health officials said all wildlife should be avoided in the area. 

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