Dog put down after contact with rabid skunk
The Davidson County Health Department reports the third case of rabies for the year. On March 13, a rabid skunk was found in the Denton community. The skunk attacked a dog and was killed by the dog.
The dog was not properly vaccinated and has been destroyed. There was no human exposure reported.
The Davidson County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Davidson County Health Department in Lexington. Dr. Greg Hedrick will administer the vaccines. The cost is $5 per vaccination.
According to the health department, do not handle your animal with bare hands after it has had contact with a wild animal. Saliva from the wild animal may still be present on the domestic animal's fur. By handling the animal, you may expose yourself to the rabies virus.
To report stray dogs, cats or wildlife in your neighborhood, call animal control at 249-0131. Call the Rabies Hot Line at 242-2348 if you or your pet comes in contact with another animal.