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Second case of rabies reported in Cary

Posted August 6, 2013

— The town of Cary says Animal Control officers have confirmed a second reported case of rabies.

Police on Saturday were called to remove a bat from an apartment on Hampton Lee Court that tested positive for the virus.

The animal never came into contact with a human, town officials said, and a dog that lived in the home was current on its rabies vaccine.

Authorities, however, want to remind the public to keep their pets up-to-date on the vaccine. State law requires unvaccinated animals either be destroyed or quarantined for six months if they are exposed to the virus.

In Wake County, the Wake County Animal Care, Control and Adoption Center periodically offers low-cost rabies clinics.

Anyone who comes in contact with an animal they suspect to be infected with rabies should contact authorities immediately.

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  • neverindoubt Aug 6, 2013

    It would be very helpful if WRAL would include the nearest major intersection when reporting these sorts of events. Cary is a large town. Was this animal near the last animal found or not? Detailed reporting would benefit the community. And, yes, I know that I can look it up on Google maps.