Animal Control alerts Norfolk residents of rabies concern

WAVY/Lavoy Harrell

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Animal Control is alerting residents in the Northside Park area of two foxes that showed symptoms similar to rabies. The foxes were captured within the last two weeks.

According to Norfolk’s Department of Public Health, the animals were not tested for rabies because there were no cases of exposure to other animals or humans. However, a fox captured in the same area in May did test positive for rabies.

Health officials want residents to be aware of the recent incidents, and keep away from stray or wild animals. Call Animal Control at 757-664-7387 to report stray or unvaccinated animals. To report an animal or human exposure, call the Norfolk Department of Public Health at 757-683-2712.

The department will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic on Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of its main Public Health Center, located at 830 Southampton Ave. The cost of a vaccination is $5 for dogs and cats.

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