HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Police are on high alert in Henrico after a fox bit a West End woman and ran away.
The fox attacked Pam Hope and her dog, also named Hope, Thursday morning while she was gardening at her home on the 4900 block of Penick Road.
"I looked up, and there was a fox chasing my dog," said Hope.
Hope grabbed a rake next to her to fend the fox off, but it didn't work. The fox bit her dog a couple times, bit her in the knee, and then ran back into the woods, out of sight. Hope went to the hospital and got five rabies shots while her neighbor called animal control.
"I would hate to come across something like that," said neighbor, Jen Fisher.
Fisher, just a few doors down, was out in her yard and didn't even know about the loose animal.