Rabid raccoon found in Fox Hill area


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A rabid raccoon has been euthanized in the Fox Hill area of Hampton, officials say.

The raccoon got in a fight with a family dog. It was euthanized and sent to the State Laboratory in Richmond where it tested positive for rabies, according to a city news release.

Rabies is a deadly, but preventable, disease. To avoid rabies, make sure your pets are vaccinated, that you do not interact with wild animals, and that you do not leave food outside that may attract animals.

If you see a sick animal, call the Hampton Animal Response Team at (757) 727-6111.

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