Rescue Dog Quarantined For Rabies Escapes Bridgeville-Area Home – CBS Pittsburgh

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By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – Allegheny County Health Department warns of an escaped dog placed under special quarantine after one of the 34 dogs rescued in Azerbaijan tested positive for rabies.

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The health department says the 3-year-old mixed breed named Amelia has shown no signs of rabies, but she has been abandoned. She escaped from a house in the Bridgeville area on Thursday and is described as sandy-colored, short-legged, jumpy, with her ears and tail cut off.

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(Photo provided by Allegheny County Health Department)

Amelia, 33 other dogs and a cat were rescued in Azerbaijan and flown to the US earlier this month. The Department of Health says the CDC is investigating whether the other animals, eight of which have been sent to foster care in Allegheny County, develop rabies.

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The health department is reminding residents not to attempt to approach or catch a stray dog. If you find Amelia or any other free range dog, call 911, your local animal control center, or the state Department of Agriculture.