Fifteenth case of rabies reported in Guilford County

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Department of Public Health has confirmed the fifteenth case of rabies this year, after a cat found in a residential neighborhood tested positive for the disease Wednesday.

The cat found on Drake Road bit one person and had kittens, who also may have been exposed to rabies.

Residents are advised to not handle, try to assist or handle any rescue animals, including kittens.

North Carolina law requires that all pets stay up to date on their rabies shots.

Guilford County Animal Control will be offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at various locations within the county for $5.00.

Clinics are scheduled at the following locations:

  • Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fire District #28 at 661 NC 61 North, Gibsonville
  • Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden
  • Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oak Ridge Community Park, 6231 Lisa Drive, Oak Ridge