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BREAKING NEWS: Possible Rabid Raccoon Spotted in Concord

ZEBULON - Pike Animal Control Officer (ACO) Tanya Perkins advised that the community should be aware of wild animals in the Concord area.

ACO Perkins advised that she received information from Environmental Health Manager Ben Trotter in reference to a "possible" rabid raccoon on Bagwell Road near the intersection of Reams Road in Molena at 8:44 a.m. this morning. Perkins advised that she drove to the area but could not locate the animal so it is still on the loose.

Rabies can occur in skunks, raccoons, coyotes, foxes and bats according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s website. Wild animals with rabies sometimes infect dogs, cats, and livestock. State law requires the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets against rabies on a yearly basis.

If you notice any animals acting strangely or aggressively, do not approach them and call 911. If an animal suspected of rabies is killed, the head is must be preserved so it can be sent off for testing. For more information about rabies, click here.

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