Woman Bit By Rabid Raccoon In Southern Ocean County

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  BEACH HAVEN – Stafford Township’s Animal Control Department is warning residents to be alert of local wildlife after a woman was bitten by a rabid raccoon.

  Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Animal Control received a call regarding a woman being bitten by a raccoon in the area of Walter Boulevard in Beach Haven West.

  After capturing and testing the racoon, Animal Control confirmed it was positive for rabies.

  Residents in this area are urged to contact the Animal Control Department if they see any ill wildlife, or wild animals out in daylight.

  If you or your pets are ever exposed to a wild animal, seek medical or veterinary attention immediately and notify the Township’s Animal Control Department. Make sure all domestic pets stay up to date with their rabies vaccinations and are licensed.

  Contact 609-597-1000 ext. 8525 with any animal-related concerns.