Rabid raccoon attacks three dogs in Palm Beach Gardens

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Authorities are warning Palm Beach Gardens residents to watch out for aggressive wildlife after a rabid raccoon attacked three dogs Friday.

Three Dalmatians have been quarantined following Friday's attack in the Palm Beach Country Estates neighborhood on Donald Ross Road, according to the Palm Beach County Health Department.

The raccoon tested positive for rabies.

The Dalmatians were current on their rabies vaccinations, so their 45-day home quarantine is only a precaution, said Tim O'Connor, spokesman for the Health Department.

Workers with Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control began distributing fliers in the neighborhood Monday to warn people that other rabid animals may be around.

The Health Department urges people who are attacked by an animal to call 561-671-4184

Those who see an animal that is aggressive or appears sick are asked to call Animal Control at 561-233-1200


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