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The second case of rabies in Haywood County in 2008 has been confirmed in the Clyde area of Richland Creek and Hyder Mountain.  


A rabid raccoon attacked a dog on June  08, 2008. The raccoon was killed by the dog owner.. Haywood County Animal Control and the Haywood County Health Department are encouraging pet owners within a three-mile radius of location to keep their pets on their property and to make sure their rabies vaccines are current.


All dogs and cats four (4) months or older must be vaccinated against rabies.  NOTE:  New State Law G.S. 130A-185 requires that the owner of all cats four (4) months old or older have them vaccinated.  The North Carolina Courts have ruled that to be in compliance with this law the Rabies Vaccination must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.

For a printable flyer to distribute, click here. For more information, contact Haywood County Animal Control at 456-5338.