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Department of Health Advises Others Who May Have had Contact to Seek Medical Attention

The Baltimore County Department of Health has identified the Good Samaritan who recently delivered a rabid cat to a local animal hospital. A lick, scratch or bite from a rabid animal can result in death. Others who may have been exposed to the animal between October 11 and October 25 are advised to seek immediate medical attention.

The Baltimore County Department of Health reminds citizens of the potential dangers of feeding or handling wildlife and provides the following rabies prevention tips:

  • Consider the risk of rabies and other diseases before taking in or interacting with any animal, especially if the home contains children, persons with certain illnesses, elderly, or other pets.
  • Since rabies remains uncontrolled in the wild, avoid contact with wildlife as well as stray or feral animals, especially if they appear to be sick. There is no risk-free contact with these animals with regard to physical injury, rabies and other diseases.
  • Do not provide food, water or shelter to wildlife or strays. For pets that are fed outdoors, do not leave food or water bowls out for extended periods, especially overnight.
  • Persons considering adopting stray or feral cats should speak with a veterinarian for guidance.
  • Keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations up-to-date and do not allow them to freely roam your neighborhood.

If you have questions or need additional information, call 410-887-5963 during regular business hours, or 410-832-7182 after 4:30 p.m. and during weekends and holidays. 

Baltimore County Animal Services provides low-cost rabies vaccinations and spay/neutering. For information on getting your pet spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, licensed or vaccinated against rabies, visit the website or call 410-887-PAWS (7297).


“Cuddle Shuttle” to Participate in Holiday Events in Dundalk and White Marsh 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County’s new Animal Services Adoption Express, affectionately called the “Cuddle Shuttle,” will make its public debut this weekend at community holiday events. The $182,000 customized mobile adoption vehicle will visit community events year-round to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“Our Animal Services team is doing a tremendous job with adoptions and live releases from the animal shelter and this new mobile unit is a great tool to help us get the word out and find loving homes for our adoptable pets,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We invite community groups and organizations to request our Cuddle Shuttle to participate in community events all around the County.”

The Adoption Express will appear in the following events tomorrow, Saturday, December 2:

  • White Marsh Holiday Parade, 10 a.m., The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh; http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com/events/detail/19th-annual-holiday-parade/
  • Dundalk Holiday Hoopla and Train Garden, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Center Place, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla
  • Dundalk Christmas Parade, 4 p.m., Corner of Shipping Place and South Center Place to Heritage Park, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla

The Adoption Express may be requested by contacting the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at bcasvolunteer@baltimorecountymd.gov. More information about pet adoption is available on the County website at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/adoption.html.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017