Rabies Alert

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Animal Control Office

The Town of Cary's Animal Control Division has confirmed a case of rabies in your neighborhood.

To protect you, your family, and your pets:

  • State law requires ALL cats and dogs 4 months and older be vaccinated against rabies and that they display their vaccination tags at all times. For dogs and cats that were previously vaccinated, subsequent vaccinations are good for three (3) years, but proof of vaccination must be able to be shown. Tags are also helpful in identifying and locating lost pets.
  • State law also requires that if a bat is found in the line-in area of a residence, that bat must be tested. Please contact Animal Control immediately.
  • Pet owners must use caution when dealing with any pet that may have been harmed by a suspicious animal.
  • Wear gloves and other protective clothing when helping your injured pet, and stay away from any bodily fluids, especially saliva.
  • Avoid any wild animal and have all pets - cats, dogs, and horses - vaccinated against the disease.
  • Seek help immediately if you or your pets are bitten by any animal and notify officials, as soon as possible.

If you suspect rabies, contact Cary Animal Control immediately at 919-319-4517.

For more information about rabies, see links and phone numbers below: