A rabid raccoon enters the house and attacks a dog in Henrico

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) – A dog is recovering from quarantine following an attack by a rabid raccoon.

Friday. January 27 Henrico Police responded to the 400 block of Brookside Boulevard due to reports of potential rabies exposure.

According to police, a raccoon entered a house through a dog door and attacked the dog inside the house.

Authorities were able to have the raccoon taken to the state lab where it tested positive for rabies.

Henrico Police want to remind residents to keep up to date with their pets’ rabies vaccinations.

Henrico County will be offering a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the West Henrico County Government Center on Parham Road. Vaccinations are cash only and will cost $15.

For more information on the Rabies Clinic or upcoming service, dates click here.