Rabid raccoon attacks pot-bellied pigs off River Road

Henrico Police report the county’s 12th positive rabies case of the year.

Henrico Police have confirmed a positive rabies case–marking the 12th such incident this year in the county–this time involving a pot-bellied pig.

On Sunday, December 7th, Henrico Police’s Animal Protection Unit responded to the 8700 block of River Road for an animal related call for service. The caller informed police that he had observed a raccoon attack one of his pot-bellied pigs.

The raccoon remains were submitted to the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for testing, where positive rabies test results were confirmed late Tuesday.

The pot-bellied pigs had been previously vaccinated for rabies and will receive boosters and be quarantined at their residence, according to police. There were no additional exposures reported to either other animals or humans.

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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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