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These raccoons were left on the doorstep of the Westchester County Health Department on May 23, 2014. (credit: Westchester County Health Department)

Westchester Officials Searching For Whoever Left 5 Baby Raccoons On Health Department’s Doorstep

The raccoons were delivered Friday in a cage with bottles of milk, blankets and toys.

05/23/2014

Raccoon ( Sam Greenwood/
Getty Images Sport)

Rockland County Woman Says Raccoon Broke Into Home, Bit Her Leg

A search was under way Thursday afternoon for a masked bandit in Rockland County who attacked a woman in her own house.

03/27/2014

Coyote (credit: David McNew/Getty Images, FILE)

Health Officials: Rockland Woman, Dog Attacked By Rabid Coyote

A Rockland County woman and her dog are undergoing anti-rabies treatment after it was determined the coyote that attacked them early Tuesday morning did have rabies.

03/26/2014

Mary Lou Gardner and her dog, Jasmine, following a coyote attack in the early morning hours of March 25, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Rockland County Woman Awaits Rabies Test Result After Protecting Dog From Coyote Attack

Shouts from neighbors drove the coyote back into the woods, where police officers found it and killed it a short time later.

03/25/2014

Paterson police cruiser (Photo: CBS 2)

Authorities Identify Kenneth Santilla As Teen Killed In Paterson Dog Attack

Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed when a 115-pound bull mastiff dog attacked him and another youth in northern New Jersey.

03/02/2014

Jessica Wetherill, 8, has been undergoing rabies treatments after being bitten by a bat. (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. Mother Concerned, Angry Following Daughter’s Run-In With Bat

Jessica Wetherill is sporting a pair of teeth marks from a puncture wound on her left arm. Now, she is in the midst of a series of painful rabies treatments stemming from a possible bat attack. Doctors aren’t taking any chances.

10/02/2013

Bats in the evening (file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Westchester County Warns Residents Of Rabid Bat Threat

Westchester County has asked residents to be on the lookout for rabid bats.

08/31/2013

Raccoon Attack

Rabies Scare Shakes Denville, N.J., After Raccoon Bites 7-Year-Old Boy

A 7-year-old boy was bitten by a raccoon in Denville, N.J., this past weekend, the second rabies scare in the town in just three weeks.

03/19/2013

Raccoon (credit:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images, FILE)

Frustrated Residents: Raccoons Slowly Taking Over New York City

They’re getting into garbage cans, backyards and even breaking into homes. And what’s more, these resourceful raccoons are outsmarting the most determined of trappers.

10/05/2012

New York State Police K9 "Trick" (file / credit: NYSP)

New York Officials Want To End Confinement For Police Dogs

An effort is underway to remove the handcuffs from police dogs in New York state… figuratively, of course.

03/23/2012

Rabies warning poster in New Rochelle (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warn New Rochelle Resident About Rabies-Infected Cat

The warning went out to residents who may have had contact with the cat in the vicinity of Kress Avenue, near the intersection of Webster and Lincoln Avenues on or before Wednesday.

12/03/2011

Raccoon/Getty File Images

Raccoons Invade Part Of Queens, But NYC Not Helping Fix The Problem

There’s a major pest problem in Queens. That’s where residents say raccoons have made themselves at home in several neighborhoods. Now, a local lawmaker is getting involved to combat the invasion.

08/09/2011

Gray Fox (file / credit: Wikipedia)

Rabies Alert Issued In Westchester County After 25 Cases Reported

There have been 25 rabies cases in Westchester County this year – the most in the state.

07/20/2011

Woodchuck (credit: wikimediacommons)

Woodchuck Tests Positive For Rabies In Ossining

Health officials say the woodchuck seemed unhealthy and was caught on July 1. Test results received Thursday confirmed it was rabid.

07/09/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

Recent Rabies Cases Have Westchester County Residents On Edge

Four confirmed cases of rabies in Westchester County have led to a warning for parents and pet owners. A series of close encounters with rabid animals has suburbanites shaken.

06/14/2011

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