East Haven officials warned residents on Monday that a stray kitten tested positive for rabies recently.
The kitten was found on July 9 in the area of North High Street and Mill Street.
The East Shore District Health Department said while it believes this is an isolated incident, residents should be made aware as a precaution.
Officials from the health department said interactions with wild animals and pets are more common, “therefore, all residents should take safety measures to protect themselves, their families and their pets.”
Al Merola has a dog named Sassy and lives just steps away from where the kitten was found.
"It's a little worrisome. I think about my dog. I don't want him to be attacked by anything," Merola said.
Heather Archambault also lives near where the rabid cat was seen roaming. She said she is concerned because her three young children play in the front yard.
"It's scary, very scary," she said.
Anyone who may have seen stray kittens or cats in the area should contact ESDHD at (203)481-4233 or the East Haven Animal Control Officer at (203)468-3249.
Here are simple precautions that you can take:
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