Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In South Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rabies alert was sent out to residents of Altondale Avenue in south Charlotte at 7 p.m. after a raccoon tested positive for rabies, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control.

Officials say two domesticated dogs and one human were exposed to the rabies infected raccoon on Thursday, June 24th.

This is the 5th animal in 2021 to test positive for rabies in Mecklenburg County.

Anyone with questions regarding potential human exposures is asked to call Carson Phillips at 980-314-9214 or Jose Pena at 980-314-9210.