Unvaccinated dog involved in fight with rabid fox on Wednesday night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2011
BURLINGTON The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh confirmed Alamance Countys third rabies case for the year late Friday afternoon.
On Wednesday evening at approximately 10:30 P.M., an unvaccinated dog was involved in a fight with a fox at a residence in the 4400 block of North NC Highway 62. The fox was killed by the dogs owner, but the incident was not reported until Thursday morning. The animal control division of the Alamance County Sherriffs Office responded to the residence where the fox was found and collected for testing. The dog was also removed from the property and taken to the animal shelter for quarantine. On Friday, upon positive lab confirmation lab of rabies in the fox, the dog was euthanized.
For the purpose of rabies control in Alamance County, several veterinary offices in Alamance County will host rabies vaccination clinics this upcoming week. Rabies shots for dogs and cats will be available for $5.00 per animal, from May 2 through May 7, at the following locations:
Alamance Animal Emergency Hospital 2643 Ramada Rd. Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 228-7226
Animal Hospital of Mebane Mebane Ridge Marketplace 1935 NC Hwy 119 South Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 304-1600
Creekside Animal Clinic 626 N First St Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-9663
Graham Animal Hospital 851 South Main St. Graham, NC 27253 (336) 228-1600
Mebane Veterinary Hospital 1938 Jones Dr. Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-5006
Tri-County Veterinary Service 7716 NC Hwy 87 South Graham, NC 27253 (336) 376-6838
Please contact the veterinary office for details and special hours for vaccination. An appointment may be needed.