SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) – A cat that bit a child in Sallisaw, Okla., over the weekend tested positive for rabies Wednesday, according to the Sallisaw Police Department.
"A giant cat just jumped on my leg and I started shaking it," said Dylan Kennedy.
Police released a statement Thursday about the case and warned residents to be aware of strays and wildlife. They also warned not to leave pet food outdoors and to vaccinate pets.
"I got about 10 shots total," Kennedy said. "I got six around the bite and four on my limbs. I do not want to get scratched or bitten again."
Sallisaw police on Sunday responded to a call at the Four Seasons addition concerning a cat that attacked and bit a child. Officers noted the cat was acting strange and fought instead of running away.
The cat was captured and sent to state officials for testing. Police were notified Wednesday the cat had tested positive for rabies.
Anyone seeing local animals acting strangely is urged to contact animal control officials or the Sallisaw Police Department at 918-775-4142.
See more about the situation in the above video by reporter Aubry Killion.