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Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Raccoon in Summit tests positive for rabies on January 16

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It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite, or possibly by saliva of an open cut or the eyes. The disease is transmitted from animals to human or from animals to other animals. Humans and pets can be protected by receiving rabies prophylaxis after exposure. 
 
All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have their pets vaccinated against rabies. 
 
For more information, call 908-789-4070. After hours and on weekends, call 908-789-4000. To reach Animal Control call 908-722-1271.   

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