Delaware's Division of Public Health is warning Townsend residents on North Odessa Boulevard who may have come in contact with a feral kitten that was discovered to be rabid Nov. 29.

The gray kitten bit a member of a family that found it and took it into their home. The kitten has been euthanized.

Anyone who thinks they might have been bitten, scratched or come in contact with this kitten’s saliva or that of another feral animal in the area should immediately contact their health care provider or call the DPH Rabies Program at 744-4995.

Residents are encouraged to take precautions against rabies by avoiding wild and feral animals; ensuring pets are up-to-date with rabies shots; and keeping pets indoors or, while outside, supervising them on a leash.

For more, visit or call 866-972-970 or 744-4995.