Oneida (WSYR-TV) – An Oneida County youth and several family pets are being treated for rabies after being bitten by wild animals in two separate incidents earlier in the week.
In each incident, the pets’ rabies vaccinations were up to date. They also received booster shots.
In the first incident a Floyd resident found her pet cat cornered by a raccoon with porcupine quills sticking out of its face and body. The raccoon bit the pet before the woman was able to shoot it. After she killed it, the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
The following day, a Clinton boy and two pet dogs were chased and bitten by a grey fox. The animal was killed by the boy’s father, but the youth had to receive treatment.
The health department has scheduled a rabies clinic for Tuesday, Aug.2, at the Cassville Firehouse from 5 to 7 p.m. A $10 donation will be requested.