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Cumberland County reports 13th case of rabies

Posted August 30, 2013

Cumberland County reported its 13th case of rabies Friday after a bat tested positive for the virus.

The bat was found Thursday by a homeowner in the 500 block of Nottingham Drive in Fayetteville. Animal control officers sent the bat to a state lab for testing.

Residents are encouraged to avoid wild or strangely behaving animals and make sure their pets have a current rabies vaccination. Call Animal Control at 910-321-6852 during business hours or the sheriff’s office at 910-323-1500 after hours for assistance.

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  • Mom120 Aug 30, 2013

    if this state would let people vaccinate their own pets.. maybe the rate of rabies would go down