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BREAKING NEWS: Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

ZEBULON - On Saturday, December 16, 2017, two dogs from 379 Kendrick Road killed a raccoon. Tanya Perkins from Pike County Animal Control advised that the raccoon was brought to her on Monday, December 18, 2017 so it could be sent off for testing.

Director Perkins advised that Ben Trotter from the Health Department called on December 22nd and told her that the raccoon had tested positive for rabies.

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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