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Year’s second rabies case reported in Gloucester

The Gloucester County Health Department reported its second positive rabies case for 2013 recently.

Environmental health supervisor M.B. Sheppard Jr. said his department received notification from a property owner off Robins Neck Road at Naxera on April 5 that a dead raccoon was found in a dog pen that morning.

Two dogs were involved, Sheppard said, but both were up to date on rabies vaccinations. Both dogs are now on 45-day observation.

"All pet owners are urged to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current," Sheppard said.

For more information, call the Gloucester Health Department at 693-6130 or visit this state website: To report a suspected rabid animal, call Gloucester Animal Control at 693-5290.

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