Harnett County Animal Services has been notified that a raccoon that attacked a dog in Dunn has tested positive for rabies. An Animal Control Officer responded to a residence on Vann Lane in Dunn on Aug. 4 after a raccoon attacked a dog in the yard. The dog killed the raccoon, which was sent off to the State Laboratory of Public Health, which confirmed on Aug. 7 that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
The dog, which was reportedly not up-to-date on its vaccinations, was taken to the Harnett County Animal Shelter.
All Harnett County pet owners are encouraged to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Dogs, cats and ferrets age four months or older should be vaccinated. Harnett County Animal Services offers one-year rabies vaccinations at a cost of $8. To make an appointment, contact Animal Services at (910) 814-2952. For more information, go to www.harnett.org/ac/.