Rabid Raccoon Found in Henrico County; 2 Dogs Quarantined

HENRICO, VA—After a rabid raccoon was found in Henrico County, the Henrico Police Animal Protection is warning residents to keep their pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.

The Henrico Police Animal Protection responded Tuesday to a report of a sick or injured raccoon in the 1600 block of Forest Glen Road near Wilmecote Avenue.

The raccoon made contact with two pet dogs before being captured, according to authorities.

The raccoon was taken to the State Lab for testing, where a test confirmed the animal was rabid.

As a result, the two dogs that made contact with the raccoon have been quarantined for 45 days. The dogs had current rabies vaccinations.

Henrico Police Animal Protection would like to remind everyone to be sure to keep their pets' rabies vaccinations current to ensure the safety of their pets and our community. Please report abnormal wildlife behavior to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.


Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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