Meriden health officials issue rabies warning - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Meriden health officials issue rabies warning

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Meriden pet owners warned after wild animal tests positive for rabies (WFSB) Meriden pet owners warned after wild animal tests positive for rabies (WFSB)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Meriden health officials issued a rabies warning after a wild animal tested positive for the virus.

Officials said residents should take safety measures.

They said people should be extra cautious by:

  • Make sure pets have been given a rabies vaccination.
  • Keep pets indoors at night. Do not leave them unattended outside.
  • Avoid attracting wild animals to home yards by keeping the property free of stored bird seed or other food. Also feed pets indoors.
  • Don't feed, touch or adopt wild animals. This includes stray cats or dogs.
  • Stay indoors if a wild animal is nearby.

Health officials said all animal bites should be reported to a local health department.

The Meriden Department of Health and Human Services can be reached at 203-630-4226. 

Meriden Animal Control can also be reached at 203-235-4179. 

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