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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/19/2012 


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed today, Thursday, January 19, 2012, the first positive Rabies case in Polk County for 2012.

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, a two-year old dog attacked and killed a raccoon in the 4800 block of Elam Road, Lakeland. 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control was contacted and responded. The raccoon was impounded and sent for rabies testing. The raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies by the state laboratory today, January 19th.  

The dog’s owner has notified and the dog, which was current on vaccines, will be quarantined for 45 days.