Davie rabies alert extended after second cat tests positive

Health officials have extended a rabies alert issued for portions of Davie after a second feral cat tested positive for the virus.

The original 60-day alert has now been extended to 120 days after Wednesday’s positive test, according to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

The alert includes the following boundaries:

Southwest 36th Court to the northFlorida Turnpike to the eastOrange Drive to the southDavie Road to the west

Officials are asking the public to maintain a heightened awareness of rabies in the area, and remind the public that an animal with rabies could infect a domestic animal that has not been vaccinated against the disease.

Visit the FLDOH website for more information on rabies.

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