The second case of rabies in 2018 has been confirmed in Lincoln County after a raccoon attacked two dogs in Vale.
The attack happened on June 15 on Frank Cline Road. Animal Control officers captured the raccoon and it was sent for testing.
On Wednesday, the results came back showing the animal tested positive for rabies.
Officers then re-visited the area to warn residents.
This is the second case of rabies in Lincoln County in 2018. In late-May, a fox that was found dead also tested positive.
Animal Care officers are reminding pet owners that rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of 4 months is required by law.
If you see or come into contact with a wild animal that may be sick, or is showing signs of abnormal behavior, call Animal Services at 704-736-4125 or dial 911 to report it.
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