Henrico Animal Protection Unit reports positive rabies case near Skipwith Road

A raccoon that came into contact with a citizen’s dog is now in quarantine.

Henrico County’s Animal Protection Unit reported a positive rabies case involving a dog and raccoon this morning. The incident occurred last Saturday. From Henrico Police communications officer Lt. Linda N. Toney:

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Henrico Police Animal Protection received a call for service for a dog that had contact with a deceased raccoon in a citizen’s backyard.  This incident occurred in the 8500 Block of Lynn Avenue, off of N. Skipwith Road.  The remains of the raccoon were retrieved and submitted to the state lab for testing. A positive result for rabies was received.  The dog that was exposed to the raccoon will be quarantined.  There were no other 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 to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.

Photo: Henrico County Animal Protection Unit

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