Pets quarantined after fox attacks in Henry County

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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Animal control officials are ordering a quarantine of outdoor pets in a metro Atlanta neighborhood where a rabid fox attacked two residents.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1lEh07N ) a sign informing residents of the quarantine went Monday up at the Golden Acres subdivision in Henry County. Vince Farah, rabies control officer for Henry County, says all outdoor pets must have their rabies vaccinations renewed and must be kept in an enclosure and monitored for 45 days.

A fox attacked a man and a woman in the neighborhood last week before the man killed it with a rake. The fox tested positive for rabies and both people who got bitten were treated with vaccine. Farah says at least three pets in the county are known to have been bitten by an infected fox.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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