Wood County sheriff urges caution after rabies case

Published on Monday, 8 May 2017 17:52 - Written by

The Wood County Sheriff is urging everyone to be cautious of wild animals in the area after a recently reported case of rabies in the county.

Sheriff Tom Castloo has suggested if a person sees a wild animal acting strangely or one that appears to be sick to contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release.

"Pay special attention to an animal that appears confused or aggressive towards domestic animals or people," the press release read.

Symptoms range from fear of water, snapping and irritability to foaming at the mouth. If you think that your animal is infected, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible, the press release added.

This disease is commonly found in wild animals because they are not vaccinated. The sheriff urged people to make sure their animals are vaccinated.

- Melissa McTee