WICHITA — A cat that bit a Wichita woman earlier this month has tested positive for rabies, city officials said, and they urged pet owners to have their animals vaccinated against the deadly disease.
The woman was feeding strays on her porch in the 1100 block of South Inverness when the cat bit her foot, said Don Henry, environmental services manager for the city.
City officials learned on Monday that the cat tested positive for rabies.
Animal services workers canvassed the neighborhood near Lincoln and Woodlawn, reminding residents to update their pets' rabies shots. The woman has been undergoing treatment under the care of her physician, Henry said.
The cat is the seventh rabies case reported in Wichita this year, Henry said: five skunks and one dog also were found to have the disease.