MINT HILL, NC — Mint Hill Police say a fox captured Sunday afternoon has tested positive for rabies.
The animal was captured by CMPD Animal Care & Control shortly before 5pm on Truelight Church Road. The caller reportedly said the fox was displaying signs of being ill.
On Wednesday, MHPD was notified that the fox had tested positive for the rabies virus.
At this time, officials say it does not appear the animal had any contact with humans or pets.
This is the 12th confirmed case of rabies in Mecklenburg County so far this year.
Officials remind pet owners to keep their pets up to date on rabies vaccinations. CMPD AC&C offers a free monthly clinic for Mecklenburg County residents to have their pets vaccinated.
Clinics are held on the second Saturday of each month from 8am to 10:45am at the animal shelter located at 8315 Byrum Drive in Charlotte. $10 Microchips and free pet I.D. tags are also available at the clinic.