Durban - There are health concerns for people and their pets who came into contact with a stray dog in Westville after it was discovered that it had been infected with rabies.
The dog had been wandering around central Westville near Blair Athol Road on Wednesday. It was eventually caught in Palmiet Drive by the public and handed over to the Kloof and Highway SPCA.
Westville resident Steve Smit, founder of Monkey Helpline, who with the assistance of another resident caught the dog said the state health department had been informed and they would be visiting the Westville area on Friday.
Barbara Patrick, Kloof and Highway SPCA manager, said they had collected the dog and brought it back to our SPCA.
"The dog was displaying very aggressive and “possible rabies” behaviour and was immediately humanely euthanised and sent for rabies testing. The results were received on Thursday afternoon and confirmed to be positive," she stated.