A third local rabies case is reported
The Gloucester County Health Department reported its third positive rabies case of 2010 recently.
According to environmental health supervisor M.B. Sheppard, the case occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on Kemp Lane in Hayes.
The case involved an altercation between two dogs and a raccoon. "The owners heard the ruckus and went out, saw the raccoon and hit it over the head with a stick or axe handle," which killed the animal, Sheppard said.