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Fifth Case of Rabies Confirmed in Caldwell County

Today, the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement that a skunk submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The skunk was found on Campground Road when it came into contact with a dog. It’s the fifth confirmed rabies case in the county this year.

If there are any questions concerning rabies or rabies vaccinations, contact the Animal Care Enforcement Division at 828-757-8625. In case of an emergency, call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324.