Columbia County fox to be tested for rabies

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A fox that attacked two Harlem pets will be tested for rabies today.

A Harlem resident shot the fox Monday after it attacked a dog and cat owned by another Harlem homeowner.

Columbia County Animal Care and Control Manager Linda Fulmer said the fox was sent this morning to a state Health Department lab in Atlanta for testing. She expects hear the results Wednesday afternoon.

Thus far this year, three raccoons have tested positive for rabies in Columbia County.

Mrs. Fulmer is encouraging all pet owners to keep their pets’ rabies shots up to date.

The pets attacked by the fox recently received rabies vaccinations and the owner could find no puncture wounds on the animals, she said.

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TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 04/21/09 - 01:25 pm
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I know it seems as if media

I know it seems as if media nags people about keeping their pet's rabies shots up to date but this is really a 'must do' thing. If you have to take the money out of the budget somewhere else, do so. Ever watch "Cujo"? Protect your pets...and yourself.

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Michael Ryan 04/21/09 - 02:45 pm
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I guess I just assumed from

I guess I just assumed from all my liberal friends that Fox was rabid...

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