Fox that chased neighbors tests positive for rabies after attacking pet

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Douglas County Animal Services is warning neighbors to watch for potentially rabid animals after a fox attack.

A fox was chasing people around Mann Road and Richardson Road in the Winston area of the county on June 24, according to animal control.

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The fox attacked a family pet but did not attack any people, according to a neighbor. Animal Control Officers found the fox deceased in the back yard of a home.

Douglas County Animal Services says The Georgia Department of Public Health tested the animal for rabies and the test was positive.

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The pet that was attacked was vaccinated against rabies but is now in quarantine for the next 45-days.

Douglas County Animal Services is reminding people not to interfere with any wildlife if it appears healthy or sick.

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If you see an animal acting strangely or aggressive, contact Animal Control immediately at 770-942-5961.

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