Franklin County Regional Animal Control
For Immediate Release
Confirmed Rabies - Raccoon
Location: Shelburne, MA - Taylor Road/Hawks Road
Date: April 9, 2020
On Monday April 6th, Franklin County Regional Animal Control was contacted by a resident who resided in the area of Taylor Road and Hawks Road in Shelburne. The resident advised that a raccoon had attacked their cats. Due to this the raccoon was collected by Franklin County Regional Animal Control and submitted to the Massachusetts State Laboratory for testing.
On April 9th Franklin County Regional Animal Control received word from the Massachusetts State Laboratory that the raccoon had tested positive and was confirmed to have rabies.
This is the first confirmed case of rabies in Shelburne this year, however there have been several other cases throughout Franklin County. We are urging everyone to make sure your pets are up to date with their rabies vaccines. If you are in doubt, please check with your veterinarian.
PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH any wildlife especially if it is acting in a sickly or aggressive fashion, observe from a safe distrance and report all sightings.. If you locate an animal acting in a sickly or aggressive fashion please contact the Shelburne Regional Communications Center at 413-625-8200. If you have general questions please reach out to Franklin County Regional Animal Control Directly at 413-768-0983 or by email at email@example.com.
Furter media inquires should be directed to Regional Health Agent Randy Crochier at firstname.lastname@example.org. No further information will be release by this agency at this time.
Posted: to Town of Shelburne News on Fri, Apr 10, 2020
Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2020