Rabies clinic at Greylock Elementary: Effort to protect pets amid rabid fox scare

NORTH ADAMS — Following recent reports of potentially rabid foxes in the city's west end, Greylock Animal Hospital is teaming up with the Berkshire Humane Society to host a rabies clinic.

The free clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Greylock Elementary School.

North Adams Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that it had been two days since the last fox sighting in the Greylock neighborhood, but said officers will continue to patrol the area and standby Greylock School during high-traffic hours.

A city man was bitten seven times on the leg by a fox believed to be rabid on Sunday evening.

On Monday morning, police responded to Ashton Avenue, where they struck and killed an aggressive fox with a cruiser. It is believed to have been the fox responsible for the attack on Sunday night.

It is unclear if the fox that was killed earlier this week has tested positive for rabies. Attempts to reach police by The Eagle on Friday were unsuccessful.

If residents see a fox that appears sick, they are advised to call North Adams Police immediately.

In line with Centers for Disease Control guidelines, police have encouraged residents in the area to make sure their pets are up to date on vaccinations and secure at all times.

Those taking advantage of the clinic next week must have dogs on a leash and cats must be contained in carriers.

Reach staff writer Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376 or @EagleAdamShanks on Twitter.


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