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10th rabies case in New Hanover Co.; Free vaccines this weekend

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s been a tenth case of rabies for the year in New Hanover County.

Animal Control Services says the victim was working in the yard and did not see the rabid fox Sunday when it ran out and bit her wrist. She was able to shake the animal off. A neighbor then killed the fox.

It was taken to the state lab and tested positive for rabies.

That serves as a good reminder to make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccines. Animal Control Services is offering free rabies shots this weekend. One year and three year shots will be available. The clinic is Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Veterans Park blue soccer field in Wilmington.

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