Owners of rabid dog located after reports of bite
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Lee County authorities say the owners of a rabid dog came forward after seeing news reports that the animal had bitten an employee at a veterinarian clinic.
Lee County rabies officer Buddy Lee told the Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/YMDIkK) that the Chow mix was dropped off anonymously Saturday night at Countryside Veterinary Clinic. The dog was left in a fenced kennel. The dog later bit a clinic technician.
The dog was euthanized and tested for rabies. The test was positive. Lee said all clinic employees exposed to the dog are taking post-exposure treatment for rabies. He said the owners of the dog have also been exposed and need to be treated. He said the owners could develop rabies if they were bitten and not treated.
News Photo Galleriesview all
- 17094Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 9372Finding Addyson – One family's struggle in the Moore tornado
- 9356Oklahoma tornadoes: Woman meets the military officer who shared the clothes off his back
- 6811Oklahoma tornadoes: Thunder reverses the role, takes a turn at cheering on the community
- 6759Oklahoma tornadoes: Plaza Towers Elementary School teacher shoved students into bathroom as wall collapsed
- 6420Story behind the photo: Family members describe desperate search for one another after EF5 twister
- 6251Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill to join Blake Shelton at "Healing in the Heartland" Oklahoma tornado benefit