Positive rabies case confirmed in River Road subdivision

The incident took place over the weekend and was an isolated case.

Henrico Animal Control has just released information about a positive rabies case near River and North Ridge Roads this past weekend. The incident was confirmed to be isolated in nature.

From authorities:

On Sunday, October 5, 2014, in the 200 block of Ross Road, Henrico Police Animal Protection received a call for service for a skunk chasing a dog in the dog’s backyard pen.

The remains of the skunk were retrieved and submitted to the State Lab for testing. A positive result for rabies was received. There were no additional exposures reported to either animals or humans.

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.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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