Rabid Animals – Raccoons
Rabid animals can pose a significant health risk to Virginian’s and their pets. In Virginia, the top rabid animals include raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. If you see what you believe is a rabid animal contact your local animal control immediately, then contact us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975. Rabid animals in Virginia are a real threat as the article below shows.
Henrico, VA—A dead raccoon found in Western Henrico tested positive for rabies, Animal Protection officials say.
Officers were called to the 8400 block of Marroit Road on October 13, where they found a raccoon who had been killed by a dog.
The raccoon’s body was submitted to the
State Lab for rabies testing, and on Tuesday, the test returned positive results.
The dog which killed the raccoon will be quarantined for 45 days, to ensure it did not contract rabies from the raccoon.
Henrico Police Animal Protection would like to remind everyone to be sure to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current to ensure the safety of their pets and our community. Please contact Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 or visit us on the web at www.virginiaprofessionalwildliferemovalservices.com
We provide animal removal, animal trapping, animal capture and animal control services in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas for raccoons, squirrels, skunks, snakes, birds, bats, opossums, groundhogs and other wildlife pests.