SALLISAW, Oklahoma - A family's pet fox is being held under a rabies quarantine at a Sallisaw veterinary clinic after it clawed a deputy who was responding to a domestic abuse call.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said deputy Dwayne Frizzell was attacked by a fox named "Roxie" while he was inside the home last week.

"Once on the scene, entered the home, we realized that there was a fox loose in the house," Frizzell said. "When I went in the bedroom, turned around, it just was at a dead run and it started at my feet and crawled all the way up to my chest to my throat."

The deputy went to a Sallisaw hospital to be treated for multiple scratches but no bites.

Roxie, who is four months old, will remain at the veterinary clinic for a 10-day rabies quarantine period.