Rabies cases rising in Shelby County

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371252305&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4097631&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371252305 type=script]SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A word of caution for pet owners in Shelby County – the number of rabies cases is going up.

Two more raccoons and a cat have been diagnosed with rabies in Shelby County.

That brings the total number of cases to 13.

In May, agents with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Division went door-to-door in Shelby County.

The agents spent time educating people about the dangers of not having their pets vaccinated.

Anyone living in Shelby County should be aware of any animals acting strangely.

If anyone sees an animal acting strange they are urged to call Wildlife Services at (334) 844-5670.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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