Posted by Karin Slyker | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock citizen is undergoing treatment for rabies, after a domestic cat tested positive for the disease. The victim found the injured cat near 38th and Boston, and was bit twice while attempting to transport the feline to a veterinarian for treatment.
If a stray or wild animal is found, please contact Animal Services at (806) 775-2058 or (click here) for more information.
If bitten by any wild animal or stray domestic animal, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately.
Lubbock residents are encouraged not to pick up stray animals and to take precautions against rabies exposure.
Rabies is an infectious disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. People and unvaccinated animals get rabies from the bite of an infected animal or if saliva from the animal gets directly into a person's eyes, nose, mouth or any break in the skin. Vaccine is given to at risk individuals to prevent the disease. Rabies is nearly always fatal if not treated after exposure.
Follow these tips to prevent rabies:
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