Rabies scare in Shelton after kitten dies at shelter

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SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A kitten has died at an animal shelter in Shelton and now tests have come back showing it had rabies.

Animal Control is now investigating and warning folks who may have had contact with this cat.

Normally when we’re talking about animals with rabies, they’re racoons or some kind of animal you probably wouldn’t go near, but this time we’re talking about little kittens, and you might have been tempted to go near them.

It was about four weeks ago that authorities in Shelton brought a black kitten to the animal shelter. It just died, and tests showed it had rabies.

Police say there might have been a couple other kittens where they found it, so we want to give everyone this warning: If you had any contact with kittens around Howe Avenue, a few blocks north of the bridge, near the UHaul store and J&B auto body, you should see your doctor.

If your pets had any contact with those kitten, take them to the vet. Rabies can be very serious if left untreated.

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