Cat found in Lindenwold tests positive for rabies, prompting warning for pet owners
The Camden County Health Department is issuing advice to people, especially pet owners, after a resident brought in a stray cat that later tested positive for rabies.
The incident occurred on Nov. 16 when a Lindenwold resident discovered a stray cat exhibiting signs of infection.
The resident wrapped the animal in a cloth and brought it to the animal hospital, where it exhibited signs of rabies and was euthanized.
Testing from the county Health Department confirmed that the animal was rabid, though the only known exposures were the Lindenwold resident and veterinary staff.
Pet owners are being encouraged to keep their furry friends under direct supervision and to contact local animal control to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood.