CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rabies alert was sent out to residents of Summerlake Road in south Charlotte after a raccoon tested positive for rabies, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control.
The alert is set to officially be sent out to residents in the area on Monday, Oct. 4th at 7 p.m.
This is the 13th animal in Mecklenburg County this year to test positive for rabies, according to a news release. Thirteen cases have involved raccoons and two cases involved a fox.
If you have any questions regarding potential human exposures, please contact 980-314-9214 (Carson R. Phillips) or 980-314-9210 (Jose Pena).
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.