Iredell County Animal Services & Control, along with the Iredell County Health Department has reported yet other confirmed case of rabies, which is the 14th confirmed case this year. This case involved a rabid skunk coming into contact with an unvaccinated dog in the area of Watermelon Rd off Island Ford Rd.
All dogs, cats, and ferrets are required by State law to be vaccinated at the age of 3 months. According to the law, any unvaccinated pet or one that has an expired rabies vaccination and has an exposure to a rabid animal will be required to be euthanized or quarantined at a licensed veterinarian’s office for six months at the owner’s expense.
Citations of $75.00 per animal will be given to anyone without a current rabies vaccination for their animals.
Pets or stray animals with suspected exposure to rabies should be reported to Iredell County Animal Services and Control at (704) 878-5424.