Dog shot by Albuquerque police wasn’t rabid

March 15, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tests show a dog shot by Albuquerque police after it bit three teenagers did not have rabies.

KOAT-TV reports ( that results from a state [auth] laboratory test on the dog indicate the canine did not suffer from rabies.

Authorities say officers shot the dog Feb. 24 near a school in southwest Albuquerque as it lunged at an officer.

They say the dog had bitten a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old who were walking home and a 17-year-old getting off a school bus.

All three were bitten on the ankle but they had no serious injuries.

According to police, the dog had been foaming at the mouth.

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