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Rabies incidents confirmed in Sullivan County


“Don't attract wild animals to your home or yard. Keep your property free of stored bird seed, food garbage or other foods that may attract animals. Feed pets indoors. Tightly cap or put away garbage cans. Board up any openings to your attic, basement, porch or garage. Cap your chimney with screens. Don't feed, touch or adopt wild animals, stray dogs or cats.”

Ryan said officials only test when there is possible exposure to rabies, but there are almost certainly more animals in the area that are suffering from the disease.

Go to www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/rabies for more information.