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Health Officials: Coyote tests positive for rabies in Hunterdon County

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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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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