On December 3rd, 2016 a laboratory confirmed RABID raccoon was struck and killed at the intersection of Fig Street and Tazewell Ave., Cape Charles. The raccoon had been previously reported chasing a large black cat in the vicinity of 542 Tazewell Ave., Cape Charles. If you are aware of any contact involving persons or pets with this raccoon, please immediately contact the Northampton County Health Department. Please ensure your pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date (all dogs, cats, ferrets, and livestock)! If they are not, please make arrangements with your veterinarian for a booster shot as soon as possible.
Instruct children not to approach wild or stray animals.
If a wild or stray animal attacks you, immediately wash the wound with warm soapy water and/or alcohol, then notify the health department and your physician. If your pet is attacked, immediately notify the health department and call your veterinarian. If you handle your pet after an encounter, please wear gloves and immediately wash your hands with warm soapy water and/or alcohol.
Northampton County Health Department
Daytime Phone Number- (757) 414-6230
Evening and Weekends Rabies Hotline – (757) 302-4300
Northampton County Sheriff Animal Control- (757) 678-0458