- On 12/7/17, a fox exhibiting unusual behavior was captured in the vicinity of Jefferson-Houston School. After testing, Alexandria Health Department confirms the fox was rabid.
- We are not aware of any persons or pets with exposure to the fox. If you or a family member has had physical contact with a fox, please call the Health Department at 703.746.4910 (after hours 703.795.8506).
- If you see an animal that looks unwell or is behaving strangely, please call Animal Control at 703.746.4774 (after hours 703.746.4444).
How to Keep You and Your Pets Safe
- Do not feed or approach wild, stray or feral animals, even if they appear friendly or injured.
- Make sure your dogs and cats are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.
- Dogs must be on a leash in all public areas and parks except areas designated otherwise.
Symptoms of Rabies in Animals
- Unexpected aggression from an animal
- Extreme drooling or foaming at the mouth
- Walking as if drunk, unusual sluggishness or stupor
If you have concerns about animals or see these animals, please call:
Alexandria Animal Control
After hours 703.746.4444
If you have concerns about you or your family being exposed to rabies, please call:
Alexandria Health Department
After Hours 703.795.8506
For more information on rabies, please click here.