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Rabies Alert for North Jacksonville
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Duval County’s second rabies alert of the year has been issued for the north Jacksonville area. The alert is in effect through September 3, 2011.

The rabies alert area is bordered on the north by Big Talbot Island State Park, on the south by Heckscher Drive at the Mayport Ferry (toll), on the east by Huguenot Park at the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Hannah Mills Creek at Heckscher Drive.

The alert follows the discovery of a rabid raccoon in the north Jacksonville area. After further investigation it has been determined that there was human exposure involved in this alert. As a precaution, pet owners should confine their animals and be certain that each has received current rabies immunization shots from a licensed veterinarian.

Stray animals should be reported to the City of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services at 630-2489.

For further information or to report animal bites, contact Rabies Control at 253-1280.

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