Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Henrico

Posted at 11:15 AM, Aug 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-20 14:02:14-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Animal control officials in Henrico are sounding the alarm about a rabid raccoon found last Friday.

Henrico Police Animal Protection received a call about an injured raccoon in the 3200 block of Ella Road.

While the animal was in the yard, a dog made contact with the raccoon.

The raccoon, which was sent to submitted to the state lab for testing, tested positive for rabies.

As a result, the dog exposed to the animal will be quarantined for 45 days as a precaution. The dog had been vaccinated for rabies. RELATED: Henrico County offers rabies vaccination super cheap]

Henrico Police Animal Protection said to make sure to keep your pets’ rabies vaccinations current to ensure their safety. Also, please call 804-501-5000 to report abnormal wildlife behavior.