ZEPHYRHILLS — The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County issued a rabies alert Thursday after a cat tested positive for the disease.
The alert is set to last 60 days in an area west of Gall Boulevard, east of River Glen Boulevard, north of Chancey Road and south of Fairview Heights Road.
In a press release, the Department of Health recommended that all domestic animals be vaccinated and that people avoid contact with wildlife.
Animal bites can be reported to Pasco County Animal Services at (727) 834-3216, (813) 929-1212, or (352) 521-5194.
Wild animals suspected of having rabies can be reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-863-648-3203