Guilford Co. confirms 2014’s third case of rabies

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County confirmed it’s third case of rabies this year when a rabid raccoon was found on Weston Drive in Greensboro on Friday.

The raccoon had contact with one dog. No other details were given.

North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets, whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated. Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets.

Guilford County Animal Control is offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at the following locations and times:

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9a.m.-12p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville.
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9a.m. -1p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden.
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9a.m.-12p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 East Main Street, Jamestown.

The rabies vaccination will cost $5 per shot. Cash and personal checks will be accepted.

For your pet’s safety and the safety of others at these clinics, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit http://www.guilfordhealth.org