You are the owner of this article.

Rabid raccoon attacks dog in Monroe backyard

  • Updated
  • 0
  • 1 min to read
Rabid raccoon attacks dog in Monroe backyard

MONROE – A raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe in the vicinity of Federal Road and North Bergen Mills Road.

This is the sixth rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2019 and the third rabid animal in Monroe this year, according to information provided by the Middlesex County Office of Health Services.

On Aug. 4, a Monroe resident’s dog was attacked by a raccoon in their yard, according to the statement. The raccoon was killed in the fight and it was collected by animal control. The raccoon was then taken to the New Jersey Department of Health Laboratory for testing. It was reported on Aug. 7 that the animal tested positive for rabies.

There were no known human exposures and one domestic animal exposure, according to the statement. The owner was instructed to contact their veterinarian for rabies post exposure treatment.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Join at iPlay America and enjoy the sweeter side of life at Chocolate, Wine, and More. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and chocolates, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Sunday a little sweeter!Chocolate and Wi…

Join and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

View all our magazines and special sections:

Gather your friends and get ready to let your hair down! In celebration of Princeton Welcomi… Read more

The Backstreet Boys are hitting the road for their biggest arena tour in 18 years and they w… Read more

If you have an event you'd like to list here, submit it now!