Rabid Cat Alert

Rabid Cat Alert

We were informed on February 19, 2016, that a cat had tested positive with Rabies near the intersection of Ehrlich Road and Del Valle Road. The Florida Department of Health has released a flier which can be seen below should you wish to review. If additional information becomes available, we will release it to you. For further information, please contact:

Patrick L. Rodriguez, MSPH, CPH
Environmental Specialist II
Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County P.O. Box 5135 Tampa, Florida 33675-5135
Ph (813) 307-8015 ext. 5930

Rabid Cat Alert

From the Health Department:


February 19, 2016

This is to inform you that a gray domestic shorthair cat in the area of Citrus Park near the intersection of Ehrlich Road and Del Valle Road has tested positive for rabies. Protect your pets and family by following the suggestions listed below:

  • Make sure that your pets are properly vaccinated for rabies. Florida law requires this.
  • Stay away from all unknown animals to include domestic (dogs & cats) strays, farm livestock and free-roaming (raccoons, foxes, skunks, bats) wildlife.
  • Keep your pets on your property. Do not allow pets to roam free without supervision.
  • Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals by leaving pet food outside, or garbage cans open.
  • If you think you were bitten or scratched by the animal described above please contact the Health Department at the number listed below.
  • For additional information and to report animal bites contact:

Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough Environmental Health Services at 813-307-8059

Hillsborough County requires all domestic animals to be vaccinated for rabies and registered with current tag. For additional information contact Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center at 813-744-5660.

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