GARNER, NC (WNCN) — A dog will be held for six months after it was involved in a deadly incident with what turned out to be a rabid racoon this weekend — the second such attack this month in Wake County, officials say.
On Saturday, a 4-year-old dog in the 100 block of Munnsee Court in the Van Story Hills subdivision was involved in an altercation with a raccoon, which died in the incident, said Garner Police Lt. Joe Binns.
“The raccoon’s body was sent to a state lab, and it tested positive for rabies,” Binns said. A dog in Raleigh also killed a rabid raccoon on Oct. 9
The dog will be quarantined for six months as a precaution.
“Town officials are taking measures to directly notify residents in the immediate area of the incident and are using this occasion to urge the public to make sure their pets stay current on their rabies vaccinations,” Binns said in a press release.
If residents have any questions about their pets’ possible exposure to rabies, they should contact their veterinarians, according to Binns.
For more information, contact the Garner Police Department at (919) 772-8810.
Raleigh police said a raccoon killed in a confrontation with a dog Oct. 9 tested positive for rabies.
The Raleigh raccoon was killed in the 3900 block of Lewis P Olds Wynd, which is just north of the Duraleigh and Ebeneezer Church roads intersection.
The dog involved in the incident did not have a current rabies vaccination and will be quarantined for six months or destroyed as required by state law.
Google map of the area where the attack happened