A Raleigh Police Department animal control officer went to a home in the 2600 block of Crofton Springs Drive on Friday to check out a report that a raccoon had been killed in a fight with two dogs.
The officer took the raccoon's carcass, which later tested positive for rabies.
No other humans were exposed to the raccoon and fortunately for the two dogs, their rabies vaccinations were up to date. They will each receive a rabies booster.
Wake County health officials provide the following safety tips to help minimize rabies risks:
As always, observations of unusual behavior or other concerns about animals in Raleigh should be reported immediately by calling (919) 831-6311.
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