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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:18

Animal Services reports rabid raccoon

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Haywood County Animal Services officers are canvassing the Beaverdam community in search of stray animals, after hikers discovered a rabid raccoon in the area on Jan. 30.

The raccoon tested positive for rabies, after being killed following a fight with the hikers’ dogs.

Rabies is a fatal disease in humans, and residents in the Beaverdam area are encouraged to take steps to limit exposure of both humans and pets.

Animal Services at 828.456.5338 or the Health Department at 828.452.6675.

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