Fredericksburg dog with confirmed rabies may have come in contact with others on July 4

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Region 8, notified the Fredericksburg Police Department and Animal Control on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, of a confirmed rabies case in Gillespie County.

Officials in Fredericksburg issued a press release and a picture of the dog, shown above, stating that the owner of the deceased rabid dog has been contacted by Fredericksburg Animal Control and information has been relayed to the Fredericksburg Police Department.

The release also states, “The rabid dog was described as a 13-month-old black crossbreed puppy wearing a pink collar on a purple leash.”

The owner and the puppy were in the 300 block of West Main Street watching the 4th of July parade. The owner and the puppy ate lunch outdoors at Hondo’s after the parade. The owner of the puppy reported to Animal Control that they two did not walk anywhere else on Main Street during or after the parade.

The release also includes that on Saturday, July 7, 2018, the puppy started to show signs and symptoms of rabies and was taken to a vet. Later the puppy was sent off for testing and on July 11, 2018, Fredericksburg Animal Control was notified of the incident.

If you think you may have come in contact with this puppy, you are urged to call your doctor immediately. For additional information about this or any other rabies case in Gillespie County, please call Fredericksburg Animal Control at 830-997-1907.