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Watauga County Animal Control Warns About Rabid Animals PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 06:44

11:43 a.m. - While there have been no specific reports of rabid animals called into Watauga County Animal Control recently, Chief Animal Control Officer Steve Norris says rabid animal activity is usually higher this time of the year.


Norris said, “You’ll start them a lot more now.  During the winter, they kind of lay low and forage for what they can, but during the summer months, you’ll see them out more.”

Norris said if you spot an animal acting out of the ordinary, stay away from it.  He explained, “The rule of thumb is if you see a wild animal that doesn’t run when it sees you, stay away from it.  Remember to keep your domestic pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.”

Norris explained that if a potentially rabid animal bites a pet and that pet doesn’t have up-to-date rabies shots, the pet may have to be euthanized.

If you spot a potentially rabid animal, call your local animal control office immediately.


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