RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two raccoons tested positive for rabies in Raleigh, according to Raleigh Police Department.
In both incidents, a dog interacted with the raccoon before it was tested for the virus.
On September 15, a dog killed a raccoon on Old Mill Place. Then on September 29, another raccoon was acting abnormally on Lions Way when it came in contact with a dog. The animal was captured and tested for the virus.
In both incidents, the dog's rabies vaccinations were current. The owners were given next steps to take to protect their pets.
Wake County health provided the following tips to minimize rabies risk:
If you see an animal behaving unusually or have a concern about an animal in Raleigh, call 919-831-6311.