Eighth rabies case of the year in New Hanover County

Posted by Kristy Ondo - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An eighth case of rabies has been confirmed in New Hanover County this year.

A resident of Echo Lane says he saw his pet dog fighting with a raccoon in his Glen Meade neighborhood on Saturday.

Wednesday, New Hanover County Animal Control services confirmed the raccoon had rabies.

The dog was current on its rabies shots and received a booster vaccine after exposure.

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be offered at the following veterinary hospitals April 20 to 25 during regular business hours.  Shots will be $6 per animal.

Animal Medical Clinic                                      Leonard-Sykes Hospital for Pets
Capeside Animal Hospital                              Needham Animal Hospital
Carolina Beach Animal Hospital                     N College Road Animal Hospital
College Road Animal Hospital                        Pine Valley Animal Hospital
Dineen Animal Hospital                                  Port City Animal Hospital
Four Oaks Pet Hospital                                  Porter's Neck Veterinary Hospital
Hanover Regional Animal Hospital                 Scott's Hill Animal Hospital
Highsmith Animal Hospital                             The Sound Cat ($7.50)
LaCroix Veterinary Hospital

The discounted rabies vaccinations are sponsored by the above Veterinary Hospitals and the New Hanover County Health Department Animal Control Services Division.

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