Rabid raccoon attacks dog at Stone Mountain home

A raccoon picked up by DeKalb County Animal Services earlier this month tested positive for rabies, officials announced this week.

The raccoon attacked a dog at a home in the 3900 block of Garfield Drive on March 3. The dog was treated at an animal hospital.

The resident brought the deceased raccoon in to the animal facility. Spokeswoman Suzanne Forte said the dog is fine, fully vaccinated and on a home quarantine for 45 days.

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County officials notified the public after the dog tested positive for rabies.

Late last month, a rabid raccoon entered through the doggy door of a DeKalb home and bit two dogs.

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