Suspected rabid fox removed from school grounds at Haw Creek Elementary

What school authorities first thought was a rabid fox was removed from the grounds of Haw Creek Elementary School today by animal control authorities. The animal is now believed to have been affected by distemper. Take a look at the signs and symptoms of rabies and distemper within, and be ready to call animal control or police if you see an animal behaving strangely, say officials.

Buncombe Commission­ers

Site problems could add $1 million to cost of new animal shelter Fewer unwanted animals killed Controversy over the Buncombe County commissioners’ approach to Planning Board appointments continued at the commissioners’ Sept. 2 meeting. Critics questioned both the makeup of the powerful board and the lack of transparency in how the appointments are being handled. […]