Racoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rabies alert was sent out to residents of Delshire Lane in southwest Charlotte after a racoon tested positive for rabies, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control.

The alert was officially sent out to residents in the area on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Officials say there were no human or pet exposures.

This is the 11th animal in Mecklenburg County this year to test positive for rabies, according to a news release. Seven cases have involved raccoons, one case involved a fox, two cases involved a bat and one case involved a cat.

If you have any questions regarding potential human exposures, please contact 980-314-9214 or 980-314-9210.


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 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.