CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control officers are going door to door in the northeast Charlotte neighborhood off of Starwood Avenue.

They're looking for witnesses after a rabid fox fought with a dog livingin his owners backyard.

Neighbors say they saw the fox roaming the area off and on for the last month. But last week the fox came into a yard at 10718 Starwood avenue.

Two dogs were there and one of them fought with the fox. Animal Control took posession of that dog and is trying to figure out the status of both dogs rabies vaccinations.

The fox was sent for testing and confirmed positive for rabies. So far Animal Control tells us they have not been able to reach the owner about his own rabbies shots.

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