Rabid Raccoon Fights With Two Cats

There's a pet health alert in Jacksonville after authorities find a rabid raccoon in Jacksonville.

The county health department says the raccoon came in contact with two cats Thursday off East Bayshore Boulevard.

"The raccoon had fought with two pet cats," said Onslow County Health Director George O'Daniel. "There was no known human exposure."

One cat, which was up-to-date of its rabies vaccination, was given a booster shot and is being treated for it's injuries. The other cat has to be quarantined for six months because it did not have a rabies shot.

The Health Department urges residents to get their pets vaccinated and to keep their children away from stray or wild animals.

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