Pet Chipmunk Bites Person at Fayetteville Salvation Army Shelter

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - An ambulance had to be called to the local Salvation Army shelter Tuesday when a pet chipmunk got away from its owner then bit and scratched another individual staying there.

Salvation Army officials say a man who was staying at the shelter had brought the animal inside. 
 
Fayetteville Animal Control also responded to the scene and removed the chipmunk it said would be euthanized and then sent to a lab for rabies testing.  

The Salvation Army also noted that no outside pets are allowed inside shelters unless they are a specially designated service animal. Officials pointed to the chipmunk incident as a primary example of the need to enforce the policy. 


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