From the Cleveland County Health Department
On July 14, 2011 Cleveland County Animal Control received a complaint at 113 Holden Dr. Earl, North Carolina in reference to a fox on the property displaying abnormal behavior. The Cleveland County Health Department was notified on July 18, 2011 that the fox tested positive for rabies. This makes the third (3rd) rabies case in Cleveland County in 2011.
Residents need to make sure their animals are under their direct control. Animals that are allowed to run loose are at risk of coming into contact with a rabid animal. If your animals are exposed to a rabid animal and not vaccinated, then your animals will have to be euthanized or quarantined for six months.
During the next six months, anyone living in the vicinity of 113 Holden Dr, Earl, North Carolina should observe their animals for any unusual behavior. In addition, residents need to make sure that all cats, dogs and ferrets have a current rabies vaccination. North Carolina State Law requires all cats and dogs to have rabies shots at four months of age, and require a booster every three years.
Anyone that sees an animal demonstrating unusual behavior needs to call the Cleveland County Animal Control Department at 481-9884.
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