Two Confirmed Cases Of Rabies In Lenoir County

There are two confirmed cases of rabies In Lenoir County this week, each occurring within a week of each other. The first case happened on February 14th and second on Paul's Path Road in Lenoir County on Sunday. A fox attacked a family pet. Once the fox was shot and killed Lenoir County's health department received confirmation the fox was rabid. Because the family pet did not have its rabies vaccine shot at the time of the attack, it had to be euthanized. Joey Huff of the Lenoir County Health Department says there's really no way to know for sure if a wild animal has rabies, but you can see some signs. Huff suggests residents call the Lenoir County Health Department directly, Monday through Friday, or dial 911 anytime a suspected rabid animal is in close proximity to people or pets.