Fox, raccoon found in DeKalb County test positive for rabiesDeKalb County Georgia. Source: Google Maps.
DeKalb County says a fox and raccoon picked up by Animal Services have tested positive for rabies.
“On Nov. 25, a resident reported that her two dogs killed a raccoon in her yard on Crandall Court in unincorporated Decatur,” the announcement from the county says. “The next day, another resident reported that her dog killed a fox in her yard on Dorset City in Decatur, near South Hairston and Wesley Chapel roads. The pets involved in each case are current on their vaccinations and will be quarantined in their homes for 45 days after receiving a vaccination booster.”
The county says anyone bitten or scratched by a wild animal “should seek medical attention immediately.” Residents are also asked to watch pets and contact DeKalb County Animal Services if they act suspicious. Rabies can be prevented by a vaccine and it is usually passed from animals to people, the county says
“Residents are responsible for vaccinating pets every year and registering with DeKalb County Animal Services,” the announcement says.