Tetouan: child died after bite by a rabid cat

The inhabitants of Tetouan are furious at the inaction of the local authorities concerning stray animals.

A child from the city died on Tuesday 26 december in a private clinic in Rabat, where he was transferred from the provincial hospital Saniat Rmel. The victim had contracted rabies after bitten and scratched by a stray cat.

According to an official of the Municipal Council of Tetouan, cited by the daily newspaper Al Akhbar, is the municipality of lax with regard to the management of stray animals and the prevention of rabies. The same source adds that every year a budget is reserved for this purpose and that the leaders have to take their obligations towards the citizens.