Police catch one stray in Farmington following rabid cat attack
FARMINGTON - Despite putting out numerous humane traps, police have only caught one cat, which is believed to be a stray, after a rabid cat bit a resident on Acorn Court Tuesday, according to interim Police Chief Kevin Willey.
While he would not release the identity of the woman, Willey said she was bitten by an outdoor cat which lived at her home with six other cats. He added police also found several other cats, which were “sickly,” living in the nearby garage.
As the cats interacted with each other, Willey said police captured the cats, which euthanized and sent to the state laboratory to be tested as a precaution.
Willey said he's fielded numerous calls from concerned area residents, including some whose cats have gone missing, since the incident. He added police are posting pictures of trapped cats, which are kept in quarantine at Cocheco Valley Humane Society in Dover, in order to help identify missing pets.
Stray cats from the area will be euthanized after three days.
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