BALDWIN COUNTY, ALA., (WEAR-TV) —
A woman was in her yard on Tuesday when a fox appeared and attacked her dog, says the report.
According to the report, the woman called the Loxley Police Department for assistance and then beat the fox off her dog with a long pole.
When the police arrived, they shot the fox and sent it the Mobile State Public Health Laboratory for testing, says the report.
According to the report, the lab confirmed on Wednesday the fox was positive for rabies.
Environmental Director Greg Dunn, Southwestern District, said “Luckily, the fox did not bite the woman and her dog was current on vaccinations and received a booster.” Dunn stated, “This incident illustrates the importance of being alert and keeping your pets properly immunized. Rabid foxes have bitten six people and two dogs in Baldwin County since May 21.”
State Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Dee W. Jones, said, “Rabies prevention is multifaceted; it…