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Rabid raccoon found in Fuquay-Varina

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -

A rabid raccoon was found in the Brackenridge Lane and Blakenbran Trail area in Fuquay-Varina, Wake County officials announced Friday.

The rabies was confirmed in a raccoon on Monday. Wake County Animal Control responded to the case, and the raccoon was taken to the State Lab in Raleigh for testing. A dog was exposed to the raccoon.  

"We don't want to alarm residents in Fuquay-Varina, but they should be aware of these cases and of the potential for exposure to themselves, family members and their pets," said Sue Lynn Ledford, Community Health director for Wake County.

In this case the dog was not vaccinated for rabies. State law requires potentially rabid pets to be destroyed unless owners agree to support a six-month quarantine.

Animal Control officers are concerned about possible exposure of unvaccinated animals, particularly pets, in the Fuquay-Varina area. Anyone who sees an animal acting in an unusual manner is urged to call Wake County Animal Control. Animal Control officials urge the following:

·        Residents should not approach animals that they do not know.
·        Residents should ensure their pets have a current rabies vaccination.
·        Do not feed stray or unknown animals, including cats and dogs.
·        Do not leave trash or food outside, unless it is in a trash can with a tight-fitting lid.
·        If a pet is fed outside, do not leave food out overnight.
·        If a pet comes in contact with an animal that might be rabid, contact a veterinarian immediately.

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