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Henrico County confirms third rabies case of 2020

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 14:10:35-04

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

On April 19, Henrico Police Animal Protection responded to the 9300 block of University Boulevard in the Tuckahoe District for a potential rabies exposure.

“It was reported to officers that a dog was discovered in close proximity to a raccoon in the dog owner’s backyard,” police said. “Physical contact between the two animals could not be ruled out.”

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

The dog involved received rabies boosters and will be quarantined at the owner’s home. There were no 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.