BROCKTON (CBS) — A Bridgewater family got some very welcome news Thursday, after an excruciating wait for answers.
On Wednesday, 18-year-old Nicole Madden was visiting a petting zoo at the Brockton Fair and was bitten by a monkey.READ MORE: I-Team: Kids In Crisis Spend Weeks In Emergency Room Waiting For Mental Health Services
“I was feeding it apple slices and it grabbed my hand and bit me,” Nicole said.
As a result, Nicole’s parents were concerned that their daughter may have to get rabies shots.
The wound itself wasn’t severe. The bite was only two small puncture wounds and the EMTs were able to easily bandage them.READ MORE: Worcester Businesses Hope WooSox Help Them Bounce Back From COVID Pandemic
Then came the wait–for 20 hours between Wednesday’s bite and the news that finally arrived Thursday afternoon.
Nicole’s father Bob wasn’t happy.
“I want answers. It’s not pleasant to get rabies shots,” the father said. “I can’t find out anything from Animal Control or the city.”MORE NEWS: TD Garden Capacity Increases As Bruins Head Into Playoffs
Thursday afternoon, WBZ got the answer from Animal Control: The monkey’s shots are all up to date.