Year’s second rabies case reported in Gloucester

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Apr 17, 2013 - 02:04 PM

The Gloucester County Health Department reported its second positive rabies case for 2013 recently.

Environmental health supervisor M.B. Sheppard Jr. said his department received notification from a property owner off Robins Neck Road at Naxera on April 5 that a dead raccoon was found in a dog pen that morning.

Two dogs were involved, Sheppard said, but both were up to date on rabies vaccinations. Both dogs are now on 45-day observation.

"All pet owners are urged to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current," Sheppard said.

For more information, call the Gloucester Health Department at 693-6130 or visit this state website: www.vdh.virginia.gov/epi/rabies.asp. To report a suspected rabid animal, call Gloucester Animal Control at 693-5290.