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.
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.
An effort is underway to remove the handcuffs from police dogs in New York state… figuratively, of course.
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.
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.
There have been 25 rabies cases in Westchester County this year – the most in the state.
Health officials say the woodchuck seemed unhealthy and was caught on July 1. Test results received Thursday confirmed it was rabid.
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.
Westchester County’s Department of Health says that a rabid raccoon was found in Larchmont on Monday and a rabid stray cat was discovered in Yorktown Heights Tuesday.
Fair Lawn’s health officer is sounding the alarm.
Make the coyotes leap out of their fur and scurry off into the woods. That’s the idea.
Testing has determined that the coyote killed in Westchester earlier this week was rabid.
The Westchester County Health Department said Wednesday it was the first confirmation of rabies in a coyote in the county.
Many residents in Rye Brook are holding their breath Tuesday night as they await test results to see if the coyote killed in the township had rabies.
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