Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dog Tests Positive For Rabies In Louisa County

The Louisa County Health Department is warning residents after a stray dog tested positive for rabies.

The rabies-positive dog was found late Tuesday night on Dusty Road in Bumpass.

The dog, described as a husky mix, red and white in color with a white stripe down its chest, weighed about 20 pounds and was approximately eight or nine months old.

The Louisa County Health Department is asking anyone who may have come into contact with the animal within the last month to contact its district office immediately at (434) 972-6219. Additionally, if any animals came into contact with the dog, their owners are asked to call.

Rabies is a fatal disease and is most often through a bite.