Dog kills rabid animal in eastern Henrico

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police Animal Protection said a raccoon attacked a dog in Henrico Saturday.

The attack happened in the 6500 block of Osborne Turnpike. The dog killed the raccoon during the attack.

The raccoon was sent to the State Lab for testing. It tested positive for rabies.

The dog that was attacked is current with its rabies vaccination and will be quarantines for 45 days.

Henrico Police Animal Protection would like to remind everyone to be sure to keep their pets' rabies vaccinations current to ensure the safety of their pets and the community.

If you see any suspicious animal behavior, call the Henrico Police Non-Emergency Communications Center at (804) 501-5000.

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