Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies Off Carmel Park Drive In South Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control is notifying residents after a raccoon tested positive for rabies off Carmel Park Drive in south Charlotte.

CMPD AC&C says two dogs were exposed to the raccoon.  Both dogs were current on their rabies vaccines and were taken for rabies vaccination boosters within the 96-hour time frame, according to a news release.

This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Mecklenburg County in 2020.  There were a total of 16 rabies cases in 2019 and 14 in 2018.

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