December 29, 2015
The Middletown Township Health Department has received laboratory confirmation of a raccoon testing positive for Rabies. The animal had contact with a dog on December 24th, which required testing. The incident occurred in the area of Flomar Ave and Leonardville Road.
Please make sure all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a Rabies shot. Do not let your pets run free off leash, even in the woods, to ensure they do not come in contact with wildlife that may be rabid. Remember, Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of your pets and not handling or interacting with wildlife.
We would like to remind everyone that the Middletown Township Health Department will be providing free rabies vaccinations for dogs on January 23, 2016. The clinics will be held at the Croydon Hall Gym, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo from 9am-11am.