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Baby raccoons found in southern Wake County test positive for rabies

Posted July 14, 2016 10:44 a.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2016 10:46 a.m. EDT


Two baby raccoons found at the intersection of Lake Wheeler and Ten Ten roads in southern Wake County have tested positive for rabies, Wake County Animal Control officials said Thursday.

Officers were called to the intersection Tuesday, and one of them was scratched by one of the raccoons, officials said.

The officer is receiving treatment for the scratch, officials said.

To report animal complaints and stray animals:

In Wake County (except Cary, Garner, Holly Springs and Raleigh), call 919-212-PETS (7387);
In Cary, call 919-319-4517;
In Garner, call 919-772-8896;
In Holly Springs, call 919-557-9111
In Raleigh, call 919-831-6311.