JUPITER FARMS, Fla. - A raccoon that attacked two Rottweilers Sunday in Jupiter Farms has tested positive for rabies.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is checking whether the two dogs, which were both cut, are current on their rabies vaccinations. If not, they face a mandatory six months in isolation, according to the county health department.
The raccoon is the first animal this year confirmed to have rabies.
The health department is advising residents of Jupiter Farms to avoid contact with wildlife and review their pets' vaccination records. Anyone in Jupiter Farms who comes in contact with a raccoon should contact the health department at 561-671-4184.
Pets over four months in age are required to be vaccinated against rabies and wear a current rabies license tag. Rabies shots are available through veterinarians or by calling Animal Care and Control at 561-233-1200.
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