Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A.H. Farmer's Red-Bone Hound Positive for Rabies, 1922

“Dog Was Mad,” from the March 2, 1922 issue of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch
A red-bone hound belonging to A.H. Farmer, one mile north of town, went mad Tuesday and bit or bit at, several persons. Mr. Farmer and Mr. Lake Maske killed the animal after it had bit at the former and sent the head Tuesday night to the State Laboratory at Raleigh for examination. A telegram came back Wednesday that the dog was mad.
Henry Wallace carried his little boy Bill and Lake Maske carried his daughter Mary this morning to Raleigh to take the Pasteur treatment. The dog tried to bite Hurley and Walter Farmer, but did not break the skin. He bit at Mr. Farmer and a slight incision was made in Mr. Farmer’s left leg, but Mr. Farmer is confident the animal’s teeth did not break through. Neither Mr. Farmer nor his boys went to Raleigh, they not feeling alarmed. A local physician has ordered the treatment and will give it to them here.

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