Barren County dog tests positive for rabies

GLASGOW, Ky.- A dog in southern Barren County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Barren River District Health Department.

The dog tested positive on Tuesday.

According to the health department, the animal was exhibiting signs and symptoms and was taken to a veterinarian.

Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the nervous system. It is predominantly seen in bats and skunks, as well as in domestic animals, such as dogs and cats. The best protection for pet owners, their families and their pets is to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date.

If you have any questions about vaccinations, please contact your local veterinarian. For more
information on rabies, visit the CDC page about Rabies here.