Rabid raccoon fights two Henrico dogs

Posted at 8:23 AM, May 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-30 08:23:05-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Henrico Police Animal Protection is reminding pet owners to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations current after a rabid raccoon was discovered in Henrico.

Police said on Sunday, the raccoon fought two dogs along the 8300 block of Woodman Road. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. The dogs, which had current rabies vaccination, are now under a 45-day quarantine.

Police encourage people to report “abnormal wildlife behavior” to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at 804-501-5000.