Cat in Trinity area tests positive for rabies

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TRINITY, N.C. — Randolph County Health Officials confirmed Wednesday that a cat found in the Trinity area tested positive for rabies.

The cat was found on Monday, in the Robbins Farm Road area of Trinity, near the intersection with Kennedy Road.

The cat began acting aggressive and was sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing. The Laboratory confirmed that the cat was rabid on Wednesday.

Animal control officers are spreading the word in the area where the cat was found by distributing flyers to surrounding homes.

Signs of rabies in animals include difficulty walking, slobbering, unusually friendly behavior in wild animals, unusually timid behavior in normally friendly animals and vicious behavior.