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    Yep, this happened in an area I walk Fletcher everyday! Scary how close it is. My dogs will not be using the doggie door at will for a bit. Any other tips???


    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_n...in-york-county
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    Very scary! First, make sure vaccinations are up to date. Supervise closely and watch for symptoms. I found this......

    http://www.healthcommunities.com/rabies/symptoms.shtml
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    That is scary. We had something digging under our crawl space and trapped one ground hog and two raccoons. The groundhog was cute (even if destructive) and the raccoons were pretty much just scary looking. Maybe it's because I know they can carry rabies.

    I agree, make sure you supervise when in your backyard and even better just walk for a while until you have a better sense of the magnitude of the issue. That raccoon got it's rabies from somewhere ...

    (PS ... our trapped animals were released in the wild in a less populated area ... we're approximately 1 mile from Manhattan!)
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    scary!! Keep his rabies up-to-date.
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    I ride my bike in this area from time to time! We live up against Newport News Park, so I always watch over Charlie when he's out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomObvious View Post
    Yep, this happened in an area I walk Fletcher everyday! Scary how close it is. My dogs will not be using the doggie door at will for a bit. Any other tips???


    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_n...in-york-county
    Re: "Any other tips." Yes, I'd contact animal control to determine what counsel they may have to offer. Equally important, if I lived there I want to know if there were any other incidents of this nature and, how does the municipality intend to get residents advised regarding any outcomes with this investigation. Don't let them tell you to watch media coverage. If you have a neighborhood association or animal shelter in your community I'd push that they communicate directly to these organizations and hopefully they (neigh assoc and humane soc) will post updates on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badge511 View Post
    Re: "Any other tips." Yes, I'd contact animal control to determine what counsel they may have to offer. Equally important, if I lived there I want to know if there were any other incidents of this nature and, how does the municipality intend to get residents advised regarding any outcomes with this investigation. Don't let them tell you to watch media coverage. If you have a neighborhood association or animal shelter in your community I'd push that they communicate directly to these organizations and hopefully they (neigh assoc and humane soc) will post updates on their website.

    Great idea, I will make some calls tomorrow. Thanx
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