It’s now been confirmed that Hamilton has its first case of domestic rabies in over two decades.
The city has released a statement confirming that the rabid cat found in Haldimand-Norfolk last week did, in fact, come from rural Ancaster.
It says that less than five people have been identified as having had exposure to the cat.
One of them, from Caledonia, is being treated for the disease.
More than 100 rabid animals have been found in this area in the past year but until now all of them had been wild animals including raccoons, skunks and bats.
The city says anyone who is bitten, scratched or has contact with the saliva of an animal should immediately wash the area with soap and water and seek medical attention.