RABIES INCIDENT 

BOROUGH OF FRENCHTOWN RESIDENTS

In the area of:  County Route 513, Everittstown Road & Cedar Street

Raccoon Tested Positive for Rabies

A Raccoon tested positive for rabies on 2/16/2022

Description: Wild Raccoon exhibiting erratic behavior

Area residents who may have had contact with this raccoon any time between January 27, 2022 to  February 10, 2022 –  should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room to discuss concerns, re: possible exposure and the need for post exposure prophylaxis treatment.

It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time.  Saliva from infected animals should be considered infectious.

All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have the vaccination against rabies through their veterinarian or through municipal rabies clinics.  For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County Department of Health Info Line website – http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health/rabiesclinics.html

For more information, call 908-788-1351.  After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202.

To reach the Township Animal Control Officer, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, call: (973) 377 7094