Residents should treat the fox as rabid and report sightings to Henrico County Animal Protection.
Henrico Animal Protection is on the lookout for a fox that bit a West End homeowner and another resident’s pet cat.
From Henrico Police Lieutenant C. J. Eley:
On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at approximately 10:00 AM, Henrico Animal Protection Police responded to the 4900 block of Penick Road for a wildlife-citizen contact. The resident reported they observed a fox chasing their dog through their property into a fenced back yard. The homeowner attempted intervene and the fox ran back towards the open gate and bit the victim on their knee before running into the wooded area behind the home adjacent to Glenside Drive. Additionally, the Henrico Animal Protection Police received a report of the fox attacking a cat in the area as well.
The whereabouts of the fox are unknown at this time. Residents in that area should exercise caution until the fox is captured. If the fox is sighted please notify Henrico Police Communications at 501-5000 so that an officer can be dispatched. Pet owners should also ensure that all of their pets’ rabies vaccinations are current.