Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Hendersonville

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Hendersonville

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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Officials said dog killed a raccoon Thursday that later tested positive for rabies.

The Henderson County Department of Public Health said a dog got into a fight with the raccoon on September 26 in Mills River.

Animal control found the dead raccoon and tested it for rabies. The test results came back Saturday as positive.

The dog was up-to-date on its rabies vaccine but will be quarantined for 45 days to monitor for signs of rabies.

Officials said this was the first positive rabies case in Henderson County this year……

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