Rabid raccoon attacks dog off of Hungary Road

Henrico Animal Control has determined the animal was rabid in this case; the dog is expected to be okay.

From Henrico Animal Control:

On Thursday, June 11th, 2015, at approximately 5:00 PM, Henrico Animal Protection Police Officers responded to the 4400 block of Everville Drive after the homeowner reported that their dog had been involved in an altercation with a raccoon and the raccoon was deceased.  The raccoon’s remains were submitted to the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for rabies testing and positive test results were received on the evening of June 12, 2015.  There were no additional exposures to animals or humans reported. The dog involved will receive a booster shot and will be quarantined at the owner’s home. This is the sixth confirmed positive rabies case in Henrico County for 2015.

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

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