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Rabies Case Confirmed in Cary

Post Date:09/07/2018 3:01 PM
  • Town of Cary Animal Control officials have confirmed the second rabies case of the year in Cary.
  • On September 6, a homeowner living on Loch Lomond Circle reported a sick fox that was later found to be infected with the rabies virus.
  • A list of Wake County-sponsored rabies clinics is regularly posted to www.wakegov.com.

Town of Cary Animal Control officials have confirmed the second rabies case of the year in Cary. On September 6, a homeowner living on Loch Lomond Circle reported a sick fox that was later found to be infected with the rabies virus. The fox did come in contact with the homeowner’s dog which will be given a rabies booster and is on 45-day observation at the owner’s residence.

Throughout the year, municipalities and county governments host rabies clinics with the vaccine at a reduced cost. A list of Wake County-sponsored rabies clinics is regularly posted to www.wakegov.com. An upcoming rabies clinic is set for October 6 at Bond Park; for more details search “Cary Dog Days” at www.townofcary.org.

Citizens should use caution when dealing with suspicious animals or pets that may have come in contact with a suspicious animal. Wear gloves and other protective clothing when helping injured pets, and stay away from any bodily fluids, especially saliva. Seek help immediately if you or your pets are bitten by any animal and notify officials as soon as possible. If you suspect a rabid animal, contact Cary Animal Control immediately at (919) 319-4517.

For more, visit “Animal Control” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 319-4517.

 

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Primary Contacts

Shelly Smith, Animal Control Supervisor, (919) 319-4517
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Animal Control
State Rabies Vaccination Requirements
Cary Dog Days

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