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July 15
Wake Issues Rabies Notice for Residents in East Raleigh

Anyone Bitten or Scratched by Unknown Animals Should Call Animal Control

Wake County would like to inform people who live in the vicinity of Lake Wheeler Road and Ten Ten Road in east Raleigh that rabies was confirmed in a fox this weekend. Wildlife Removal Services responded to the case and the fox was taken to the State Lab in Raleigh for testing.

"It is important that residents in east Raleigh are informed of cases like these because there is potential for exposure," said Sue Lynn Ledford, Community Health Director for Wake County. "Do not approach an animal that you don't know."

Anyone who sees an animal acting in an unusual manner is urged to call Raleigh Animal Control officials urge the following:

  • Don't approach animals that you do not know.
  • Ensure your pets have a current rabies vaccination. If a pet is allowed outside, a booster vaccine is recommended. Outdoor pets should be kept inside until they receive booster vaccines.
  • 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.

To report animal complaints and stray animals:

  • In Wake County (except Cary, Garner, Holly Springs and Raleigh), call 919-212-PETS (7387).
  • In Raleigh, call 919-831-6311.
  • In Cary, call 919-319-4517.
  • In Garner, call 919-772-8896.
  • In Holly Springs, call 919-557-9111.

View rabies information.





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