A raccoon picked up by DeKalb County Animal Services late last week tested positive for rabies, officials announced Wednesday.
The raccoon entered through the doggy door of a home and bit two dogs, according a spokesman. The dogs were current on their shots but were quarantined in the home as a precaution.
The raccoon was captured Friday in the 3200 block of Covington Highway. The raccoon’s status was not immediately available.
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The virus is spread through saliva, usually from a bite by a rabid animal. Anyone bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention immediately, the county said.
For more information, contact DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2996, option 2.
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