Atlantic County’s second confirmed case of rabies this year has been found in a raccoon picked up from a Malaron Circle property in Egg Harbor Township.
According to the property owner, the raccoon was found in the back yard on March 14 aggressively scratching at the home’s back door. Egg Harbor Township police and the local animal control officer were called for assistance. The animal was removed and sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on March 19.
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter provides a free rabies vaccination clinic each month for dogs and cats. The next one will be held on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM to 12 noon at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville. Dogs must be brought on leashes and cats in carriers. For more information call (609) 485-2345 or visit www.aclink.org/animalshelter.