UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County health officials say a young coyote has tested positive for rabies.
Health officials said in a statement that anyone who may have had contact with the coyote between June 22 and July 6 in the area of Race Street and County Route 513 should notify their primary care physician or the Hunterdon Medical Center emergency room.
Owners of cats, dogs and livestock are urged to get them a rabies shot and avoid picking up any stray animals. Saliva from infected animals should be considered infectious.
For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County Department of Health website.
For more information, call the Hunterdon County Department of Health at 908-788-1351 and after hours and on weekends call 908-788-1202. To reach the Union Township Animal Control Officer,call Laura Roerig at 908-537-7663.
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