Rabid skunk killed by unvaccinated dog in Pleasant Grove
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011
BURLINGTON The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh confirmed Alamance Countys second rabies case for the year late Wednesday afternoon.
The animal control division of the Alamance County Sherriffs Office animal control was called on Monday to a residence on John Lewis Road in the Pleasant Grove area of northern Alamance County. On arrival, they found a skunk that had been attacked and killed by the owners dog. The dog was not up-to-date on its rabies vaccination and was transported to Burlington Animal Control on Wednesday afternoon, where it is being held for euthanization.
Rabies is a fatal illness, for animals, as well as humans, said Carl Carroll, Alamance County Health Department Environmental Health Director with. Pet owners must take their responsibility for keeping vaccinations up-to-date very seriously.
Dog and cat owners can take advantage of two upcoming rabies vaccination clinics in Alamance County. A fee may apply for vaccinations given at community clinics.
|Date and Time||Clinic Location||Address|
|Saturday, March 5 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.||Southern States||1935 NC Hwy 119 South Mebane, NC 27302|
|Saturday, April 9 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.||Environmental Health Division Alamance County Health Department||209 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. Burlington, NC 27217|
For more information regarding low-cost rabies vaccination providers or for questions about the laws regarding rabies vaccination for animals, please contact the health departments Environmental Health division at (336) 570-6367.