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A bobcat in the Elk Creek area of Grayson County was recently tested and confirmed to have rabies.
This animal potentially could have had contact with local pets and livestock. Rabies is a deadly viral disease. Unvaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets with no known exposure to a potentially rabid animal should be vaccinated immediately.
State law requires pet owners to keep their pets current on rabies vaccinations for animals ages four months or older. Residents should not approach or touch wild animals and should report any abnormal behavior involving wild animals.
If you think that you or any of your pets or livestock have had contact with the rabid bobcat, please contact the Grayson County Health Department immediately at (276) 773-2961.
Visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/epi/rabies.asp for more information about rabies and prevention techniques.