Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain and nervous system. The virus is transmitted from the bite of an infected animal. Rabies in dogs has been largely eliminated due to vaccinations. However, rabies remains present throughout the State and is widespread in wildlife.
In Connecticut all dogs and cats over the age of 3 months are required to be vaccinated against rabies. Be a responsible pet owner and protect yourself and others by keeping your dog or cat vaccines up to date. If allowed outdoors unsupervised, your dog or cat is more likely to come in contact with a rabid animal. Cats are the most frequent domestic animal that tests positive for rabies.