VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Health officials confirm a rabid raccoon was found in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach on Tuesday.
The raccoon was found near the intersection of Landing Road and Princess Anne Road. The animal, which is now deceased, tested positive for rabies.
Rabies is 100 percent fatal if left untreated. Officials ask that if you, anyone in your household, or your pet has been exposed to a stray or wild animal in this area within the past few weeks, please contact your physician or the Health Department at 757-518-2700.
Over in Norfolk, there are plans for a special rabies clinic for dogs and cats next week.
The clinic will be held Saturday, September 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Norfolk Health Center, located at 830 Southampton Avenue. The cost to vaccinate your pet is only $5, but cash only.
All animals must be at least 12 weeks of age, while cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes.
A previous rabies certificate is required for the 3-year vaccine. For animals without a certificate, a 1-year vaccine will be administered.
For additional information, interested parties should call 757-435-9689.