Posted by Debra Worley - email
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Ten cases of rabies have been confirmed in New Hanover County so far this year.
According to state lab results, a raccoon and a fox were carriers of the disease.
Friday, a dog owner reportedly witnessed his pet fighting with a racoon on Upland Drive, and Saturday a resident saw his pet dog fighting with a fox.
Each dog was current on their rabies vaccinations and have received booster shots within 72 hours.
Low cost rabies vaccinations will be offered at the following veterinary hospitals during regular office hours during the week of April 20-25.
This service will be offered at the reduced rate of $6.00 per animal, but pet owners are advised to ask if additional office charges apply.
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