STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Stockbridge family of eight is undergoing rabies treatments after interacting with an infected cat.
Multiple news outlets report Henry County Animal Control supervisor Vince Farah said a rabies alert was issued Tuesday after multiple members of a family reported being bitten or scratched by a cat that later tested positive for the virus. Walter McElreath says he was scratched by the cat, which his family had interacted with for a few months, while trying to get it into a cage.
All eight members of McElreath's family, including six children, will begin rabies treatments in the next several days.
Farah says the cat has been euthanized.
Rabies alert signs have gone up around the McElreaths' Carriage Trace neighborhood and a 45-day animal quarantine has gone into effect.