Rabid cat attacks 3 people, including Leesburg cop

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

LEESBURG, Fla. – A feral cat that tested positive for rabies attacked three people, including a police officer, Sunday in Leesburg.

Officials from the¬†Lake County Sheriff’s Office¬†said they were called to Westside Drive around 9:30 p.m. and found a brown tabby cat had been trying to get inside a residence and attacked people who tried to stop it.

“We opened the door, and it just ran inside,” said a man who lives inside the home.

He said his brother screamed when the cat darted inside.

“It scratched him on the leg and in the stomach, and it bit one of my friends on the wrist,” he said.