Rabies Cases In Beaufort County

Three recent cases of rabies have been confirmed in Beaufort County.

Three rabid raccoons and the three pets they attacked had to be put down, and animal control is asking pet owners to make sure your animals are protected.

Beaufort County Animal Control director Sandy Woolard says in the past week officers have been called to three cases where raccoons attacked pets in residential areas in Pinetown and Bath.

Two dogs and a cat were attacked and they weren't vaccinated, so they had to be euthanize. The raccoons were also put down.

Beaufort County Animal Control will hold a clinic at the True Value store parking lot on Highway 92 February 4th from 1:00- 2:30 pm and will vaccinate pets for just seven-dollars.


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  • by T Location: Pinetown on Feb 4, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    There has been more animals than reported to the news--PLEASE get your pets shots on Sat. Bath & Pinetown have been hot & heavy with racoons that have turned out to have rabies.
  • by responsible pet owner Location: bath on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:45 AM
    I need to clarify a few points in this article. Unless there have been more cases of rabid raccoons on Possum Hill road this info is incorrect. My dog is the one who cornered the raccoon in our yard. She was NOT attacked nor has she been EUTHANIZED. She is sitting here at my feet as I type this. She was up to date on her shots but we were advised to get a booster which we did. To the ones who made the funny about the bath on the hill, we own the highest piece of property on this rd, which makes the joke even funnier!
  • by Blaster on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
    Hey responsible animal owners.. here is a good chance to get your animal vaccinated at a low cost and protect their lives from a terrible disease. Thank you animal control and pamlico animal hospital for doing all you can do to protect the public and their pets!! You guys, girls and volunteers do not get the credit and praise you all deserve for the hard work and dedication.
  • by anon on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:38 PM
    "Maybe the opossum wanted to take a bath on the hill"... I lived on that road for fifteen years and I always made the same types of jokes. Classic.
  • by porkchop Location: g'ville on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:28 AM
    One of those cases was my wife.
  • by S Location: ENC on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:20 PM
    The old adage certainly applies in these cases of pet owners...You just can't fix stupid...or ignorant for that matter....If you cannot take proper care of an animal then don't get one...its that simple...they deserve better...
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      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 03:17 PM in reply to S
      You know you dont know anything you are the one that is stupid and ignorant. Those dogs were well taking care of one has a stray and was only there for a month so no it did get shots yet those people were trying to find the dog home.. And the other dog well that was very sad to see happen that lady had her a long time,she missed her boaster shot by a month.... So just find out the facts before you say something that aint true those dogs were very happy and healthy
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        by umm on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:42 PM in reply to
        obviously, you dont know the FACTS either, so take your own advice
  • by SBK Location: Belhaven on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:39 PM
    Where? What part of Beaufort County?
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      by disgusted on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM in reply to SBK
      one was on Possum Hill RD outside of Bath
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        by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:25 AM in reply to disgusted
        Maybe the oppossum wanted to take a bath on the hill.
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