Racooon With Rabies Bites Moosup Man

On May 22, 2018 at approximately 3:51 PM the Town of Plainfield Animal Control Officer responded to a residence located on Lake Street in the Moosup section of Plainfield, Connecticut for a report of a raccoon bite.

Upon arrival the Animal Control Officer located a man visiting the residence who stated a raccoon had ran out from behind a vehicle, climbed up his leg, and bit him. The injured man was subsequently transported Plainfield Backus Emergency Care Center to be treated for minor injuries from the incident and is receiving post exposure immunizations for rabies.

The raccoon was subsequently located and transported to the State Laboratory in Rocky Hill, Connecticut the following day. Multiple tests were conducted and it was determined that the raccoon did possess the rabies virus.

The Town of Plainfield Animal Control Department would like to advise all residents to avoid contact with stray animals and wildlife. It is also recommended not to leave food outside for your pets and to keep all household animals up to date on their rabies vaccines.

Please contact the Town of Plainfield Animal Control Department with any animal concerns at (860)-564-8547. During non-operating hours please contact the Plainfield Police Department at (860)-564-0804.

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