New Rochelle issues warning after finding rabid tabby cat

People living in New Rochelle are on edge after learning a rabid cat was spotted in their neighborhood.

The Westchester Health Department issued the rabies alert last week after finding the cat near Kress Avenue between Webster and Lincoln avenues.

Officials say a red tabby cat was aggressive toward other animals and even people.

The health department is also concerned that the cat may also have been in contact with a group of stray cats in the neighborhood.

Department officials say rabid animals can act overly aggressive or unusually tame. They ask that people stay away from any stray and report suspicious behavior to their office at (914) 813-5000.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."