Public Health Alert RABIES INCIDENT TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP

RESIDENTS In the area of: VERNOY ROAD Cat Tested Positive for Rabies A stray male cat tested positive for rabies on July 12, 2015. Description: male calico, white, brown, and gray cat – lived in Vernoy Road area. Area residents who may have had contact with this cat any time between June 21, 2015 to July 12, 2015 should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room to discuss concerns, re: possible exposure and the need for post exposure prophylaxis treatment. It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time. Saliva from infected animals should be considered infectious. All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have the vaccinated against rabies through their veterinarian or through municipal rabies clinics. For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County Department of Health Info Line website – http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health/infoline.htm For more information, call 908-788-1351. After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202. To reach the Tewksbury Township Animal Control Officer, Laura Roerig, call 908-537-7663.