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Police issue warning after feral cat bites woman, two children in Spring Hill

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 6:03 p.m.

A rabid cat attacked a woman and two children on Friday in Spring Hill, police said.

Animal Control captured the feral cat after it attacked the woman, her daughter and nephew, both 3, about 3 p.m. on Royal Street. The cat tested positive for rabies and was euthanized, Allegheny County Health Department officials said.

The victims, who were not identified, were treated for rabies in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

“The Health Department is urging anyone who had an encounter with a white cat with one blue and one green eye in the past week that resulted in a scratch, bite or contact with its saliva to seek treatment,” Health Department Director Karen Hacker said in a statement.

She said the cat attacked without provocation.

Officials urged city residents not to approach cats that are acting strangely and instead call Animal Control at 412-255-2036.



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