Rabid Fox Found in Madrid, AL

The Houston County Health Department has confirmed a 16th case of rabies this year. Health Department officials tell News 4 it involves a fox found Monday.

A homeowner saw the fox and noticed it was acting aggressively and looked sick. Testing by the Health Department confirmed rabies.

The fox isn't thought to have come into contact with any humans or other animals.

Officials say it's another reminder about why it's important to keep your pets vaccinated.

Last year there were 19 cases of rabies in Houston County.