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Rabies Alert Near Albany

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The Rensselaer County Department of Health  has issued a rabies alert after a rabid kitten was found in Wynantskill.  The kitten was found in the area of 182 Main Avenue.  Anyone who came in contact with or has found a kitten between the time period of June 10th to the 16th, in that vicinity, should contact the Rensselaer County Health Department. 

Rabies exposure can come from a bite or saliva contact with an animal that is rabid.  One reason to avoid stray cats or wild animals just in case they are rabid.  Most wild animals are shy and swift, however; if you are being approached by a wild animal and it seems disorientated, it could be rabid. 

The kitten that was found died from the rabies and the family is now being treated.  Just one more reminder to have your pet vaccinated and up-to-date on all their shots, especially their rabies vaccination.  If you have a pet in need of a rabies vaccination, check out thisAlbany County list of Rennselaer County list of free (yes, I said “free”) vaccination clinics right here in the Capital Region.

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