Rabid cat exposes dog, two people to rabies, Meck County officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rabies alert was sent out to residents Tuesday night in the Orr Road area (ZIP: 28213) of Mecklenburg County.

A cat in the area tested positive for rabies, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said, and a dog was exposed to the cat.

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The dog was current on its rabies vaccine and has been taken for a rabies vaccination booster, officials said.

There were also two human exposures.

If you have any questions regarding potential human exposures, please contact 980-314-3214 or 980-314-3210.

This is the 13th animal in Mecklenburg County this year to test positive for rabies.

Last year, there were 14 rabies cases in the county.