Rabid Raccoon Attacks Cat In Mint Hill

MINT HILL, S.C. — Officials say a rabid raccoon attacked a cat in Mint Hill.  Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control were called to a home on Alexis Drive on March 6th in reference to a domesticated cat being attacked by a raccoon.

An alert was sent out to residents after it was confirmed that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.  The cat was current on its rabies vaccine but unfortunately had to be euthanized due to its injuries.

AC&C would like to remind pet owners of the importance of keeping your pet’s rabies vaccination up to date. North Carolina rabies law requires that all owned dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age.

Additionally, AC&C offers a free monthly clinic for Mecklenburg County residents to have their pets inoculated against rabies. This clinic takes place the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the animal shelter located at 8315 Byrum Drive – Charlotte, NC 28217. $10 Microchips and free pet I.D. tags are also provided at this clinic.