Henrico rabies case leaves 2 dogs quarantined

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Henrico County, Va. (WTVR)—A positive rabies identification has been made in Eastern Henrico County, leaving two dogs quarantined.

Police said that on Thursday, July 26, Henrico Police Animal Protection received a call for service for a raccoon that attacked two dogs in the 7500 block of Ansley Road. 

The dogs killed the raccoon and a positive result for rabies was received after the raccoon was tested. 

The dogs involved in the incident did not have a valid rabies vaccination and have been quarantined for 45 days.  There were no other human or animal exposures reported, said police.

In a press release, Henrico Police Animal Protection reminded everyone to be sure to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current to ensure the safety of their pets and the community.  

A abnormal wildlife behavior  can be reported to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.

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