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Rabies in VA- Headsup!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Rich's Mom, Apr 15, 2007.

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  1. Rich's Mom

    Rich's Mom TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    forwarded email:

    Dear Virginia Friends,

    As the weather warms up, more and more people are outside, including many of
    you and your dogs. The longer that you are outdoors, the higher the risk of
    encountering a rabid animal. We have a poorly publicized, growing and
    serious problem in Virginia. Confirmed reports of rabid animals and people
    treated for rabies exposure reached eight-year highs in the state last year
    and 1st quarter 2007 reports are up as well. HYPERLINK
    g.com/VA_RabiesData.html The situation is so bad in Fairfax County that one
    rabid animal case per week isn't any longer newsworthy. While northern
    Virginia's greater population density may increase the chances of exposure,
    there is also thought to be possibly significant under-reporting in many
    rural areas.

    You must get your dog(s) vaccinated against the rabies virus. Rabid cats are
    far more numerous than dogs, but none of us should take chances with any of
    our pets. If you're concerned about the new state dog owner "gotcha"
    licensing database using veterinarian records, self-vaccinate using mail
    order vaccine or obtain your vaccinations out-of-state.

    Please share this message widely. Thank you.

    Bob Kane, President
    Virginia Hunting Dog Owners' Association
    HYPERLINK "http://vhdoa.uplandbirddog.com/"http://vhdoa.uplandbirddog.com/
  2. 1oz

    1oz Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    This has been a big problem for many years .In the past animals were tested only if it had bitten a person ,animal etc. I stopped calling animal control and reporting these animals after i was told no testing was going to be performed on their corpes since no 1 or animal had been bitten . Only thing they did for me was remove the dead animal . VA has alot of sick or rabied animals . Ratcoons and fox . Last time i called they told me it was the 9 th animal in the area that week .Rural Goochland County
  3. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    When I lived in Warrenton this was the time of year you really had to watch. Had a Fox attack a kid one day in town!

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