Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A raccoon tested positive for rabies in southwest Charlotte.

Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control say a dog was exposed after it attacked the raccoon.  The attack happened on Windsong Drive.

The dog was current on its rabies vaccine and has been taken for a rabies booster vaccination with the 96-hour time frame of exposure, according to a news release.  No humans were exposed to the raccoon.

This is the fourth confirmed rabies case in Mecklenburg County in 2020.  All four have been from raccoons.  There were a total of 16 rabies cases in Mecklenburg County in 2019.  Eight of those 16 cases were from raccoons, according to CMPD ACC.