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Volunteers Raise Money to Pay for Rabies Shots

Posted June 27, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— There's been yet another case of rabies reported in the Triangle. Thursday, a rabid raccoon attacked a cow in Orange County.

State officials say rabies in this area is reaching epidemic numbers affecting wild and domestic animals and even people. Recently in Morrisville, 35 people in one area came into contact with a rabid puppy. All must get rabies shots and that can be very expensive.

Morrisville volunteers are out in force Friday raising money to help their neighbors pay for those expensive treatments. They're selling barbecued chicken dinners for $6 each at the Luther Green Community Center.

Sgt. Felecia Sykes of the Morrisville Police Department says it's the kind of town where everyone knows everyone else, and they count on each other for help.

The volunteers will be cooking up the chicken and fixings until 7 p.m. Friday.

Photographer:Ed Wilson