ANNOUNCEMENT

Princeton Rabies Advisory-December 6, 2019

Princeton's Animal Control Officer has found one case of a rabid raccoon

Princeton’s Animal Control Officer has found a raccoon that has tested positive for rabies.  Rabies Advisory: Lab test confirm a rabid Raccoon was found on Spring St near Vandeventer Ave on 12/5/19 at about 8am. If anyone has had physical contact with raccoon, especially in this area, please seek medical attention right away. If any pets have had physical contact with a raccoon, please advise your vet and ensure the animal's rabies shots are up to date. Most at risk are outdoor cats. We advise if you own a outdoor cat that you contact your veterinarian in case a booster shot is needed. Please call the Princeton Police at 609-921-2100 if you notice a sick animal. Especially animals showing signs of neurological problem.

The following precautions are recommended:

  • Avoid direct contact with wild or stray animals
  • Do not feed or touch wild animals
  • Do not allow your cats or dogs to have contact with wild animals
  • Vaccinate your pets against rabies and keep vaccinations up to date
  • Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home
  • Do not feed wildlife and do not leave food outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Immediately clean up any spills from exterior bird feeders
  • Ensure that garbage stored outdoors is inaccessible to wildlife
  • Report all injuries and bites to persons or domestic animals to the Princeton Animal Control Officer (609)924-2728

 

Residents are encouraged to be alert and to report any sick or injured animals to the Princeton Animal Control Officer through the Princeton Police Department at 609-921-2100 extension 0.

More information on rabies is available here or by calling the Princeton Animal Control Officer at 609-924-2728.

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