RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County health officials say a groundhog that was acting aggressively toward farm animals in a Raritan Township neighborhood has tested positive for rabies.
Health officials said in a statement that anyone who may have had contact with the groundhog between July 9 and Aug. 1 in the area of Oak Hill Road and Hinkly Road 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 908-788-1351. After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202. To reach the Raritan Township Animal Control Officer call 908-722-1271.