A rabid fox bit a dog and a man in separate incidents on Waldrip Road in North Forsyth earlier this month, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The case was confirmed this week and is the first in the county this year.
The dog, a 5-year old daschund, was attacked June 4. The 45-year-old man was bitten the following day.
Both the dog’s owner and the man contacted the animal control unit following the incidents.
The man shot and killed the fox afterward, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Karleen Chalker said.
“The man is undergoing treatment for rabies and the dog was taken to Dr. (Lanier) Orr’s, and they’re trying to make a decision about what to do for the dog’s health,” Chalker said.
Animal control officers are advising residents to be aware of animals acting aggressively.
People should contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit at 770-781-2138 or call 911 if they suspect an animal of being rabid.