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Henrico County confirms second rabies case of 2020

It was reported that a dog was discovered near a deceased raccoon
Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 12:21:02-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Henrico County officials confirmed the second case of rabies of 2020.

On February 3, Henrico Police Animal Protection responded to the 9200 block of University Boulevard in the Tuckahoe area for a potential rabies exposure.

It was reported that a dog was discovered near a deceased raccoon in the neighborhood.

“Physical contact between the two animals could not be ruled out,” police said.

The raccoon tested positive for rabies after being submitted to the State Lab for testing.

The dog that was involved received rabies boosters and will be quarantined at the owner’s home.

Officials say there were no additional animal or human exposures reported.

Henrico Police Animal Protection reminds 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 and any possible rabies exposures to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.