Henrico Police have confirmed the third known case of rabies in the county this year.
A raccoon found Sept. 24 in the backyard of a residence in the 2600 block of Jordan Court in Glen Allen, just west of Woodman Road south of I-295, has tested positive for rabies.
Police had responded to the location after residents reported a dog may have had contact with the raccoon in the backyard. The raccoon’s remains were submitted to the state lab, which confirmed the case of rabies. The dog involved in the incident is quarantined at the owner’s property. No other people or animals were exposed.
Henrico Police Animal Protection officials are reminding the public to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current and to report abnormal wildlife behavior and possible rabies exposures to the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.
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