Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals, resulting in a fatal disease. The virus is shed in the saliva of infected animals. People and animals get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal or contact with saliva from such an animal.

To prevent possible exposure to rabies, all pet owners are advised to keep their petsí vaccinations up to date; all citizens are advised to leave wildlife such as bats, raccoons, skunks, stray cats and dogs alone; each property owner or occupant must maintain property free of debris, standing water and high weeds and structurally sound.

The Division of Environment had administered a program to trap some nuisance wild animals (now handled by the Animal Warden 664-3069) but we do not advocate that this is the sole remedy. The Division advises you to become informed and get involved with detracting the nuisance pest from your property. Please click on the link to the information relating to Skunks, Opossum, Groundhog, and Raccoons that will advise and inform residents of measures to take to assist in possible eviction of the critter.