Posted: Jun 2, 2010 6:21 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 2, 2010 6:21 PM
Lafayette Animal Control picked up a rabid dog last Tuesday that was found wandering around Willow Brook Apartments at 1307 West Willow Street. It is believed the dog had been roaming the complex since May 13th.
It has since been "put down." The small white terrier had black spots along its body and black ears. The department of health and hospital officials say it is very important that anyone who may have been bitten, licked or had any other contact with the "saliva" of this dog contact them immediatley.
Health officials say rabies is almost 100-percent deadly without proper treatment. So, if you think you've had any contact with the rabid dog call their office.
LA Office of Public Health: 262.5311 or 1.800.256.2748