Mecklenburg County officials have confirmed the county’s first case of rabies this year in a house pet.  A kitten in the 28205 zip code, which includes Plaza Midwood, tested positive for the disease. 

Veterinarian Margurette Straley  examined the kitten this week, before the county’s public health department euthanized and tested it. 

"It would scream and growl like a grown cat, so much that you would take a double take and go, “What is in that box?”  It was obviously very painful," says Straley.