A raccoon collected last week in the 8000 block of Squirrel Level Road has tested positive for rabies. Any resident in this area who may have been exposed or has pets that may have been exposed to any wild animal are asked to contact the Dinwiddie Health Department at 469-3711 or Dinwiddie County Animal Control at 469-3755.
We strongly advise people to take the following steps to prevent families and pets from being exposed to rabies:
Vaccinate all cats, dogs and ferrets against rabies and keep them up to date.
•Avoid contact with wild animals or stray cats and dogs.
•Do not feed wild animals or stray cats and dogs.
•Report stray animals to your local animal control agency.
•Eliminate outdoor food sources around the home.
•Keep pets confined to your property or walk them on a leash