RNJ News Department

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Washington Twp.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A raccoon that was involved in an altercation with a dog has tested positive for rabies in Washington Township.

At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, a resident on West Mill Road witnessed her dog engaged in an altercation with a raccoon, police said.

The owner of the dog was able to finally separate both animals and ultimately discovered the raccoon was deceased, police said.

The raccoon was tested the next date which confirmed it was rabid, police said.

If anyone had any previous incidents with a raccoon in this area, please contact the Washington Township Health Department at 908.876.3650. In the event of any new altercations with a raccoon please contact the Washington Township Police Department at 908.876.3232 and press “0”.

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By: Jay Edwards
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