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11/14/2017 4:01:00 PM
Sixth Case Of Rabies Confirmed In Catawba County

Catawba County Government
News Release

NEWTON, N.C. – Catawba County has confirmed the sixth case of rabies in the county this year.

On November 10, Catawba County Animal Services received a call from a citizen in Maiden who observed a skunk exhibiting abnormal behavior. The skunk came into close contact with her two dogs. After further investigation, it was determined that two additional dogs in the area were also at risk of potential rabies exposure from the skunk.

All four dogs were up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. Following protocol for potential rabies exposure, Animal Services officers advised the dog owners to provide a rabies booster for the dogs within 96 hours of the incident and to keep them under observation for 45 days.

The skunk was sent to the North Carolina Public Health Laboratory in Raleigh, which notified Catawba County on November 14 that the skunk tested positive for rabies.

Animal Services reminds pet owners that rabies is still present in the local wild animal population and is a threat to pets and humans year-round. The best way to protect pets from rabies is to have them properly vaccinated.

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