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Raccoon identified as positive for rabies in Boardman, fourth in Mahoning County

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - A raccoon found in Boardman was positive for the rabies virus, making it the fourth positive raccoon found in Mahoning County this season.

The raccoon was found near Market Street and Meadowbrook Avenue.

According to a release, officials from the local USDA Wildlife Services office ran the tests on the raccoons.

No humans or other animals were exposed, however, the Mahoning County District Board of Health is reminding residents to take proper precautions from the threat, including:

  • Vaccinate your pets. 
  • Maintain control of your pets to reduce their exposure to wildlife.
  • Spay or neuter to decrease the number of stray animals.
  • Avoid contact with wildlife and stray animals.
  • Wash any animal bite areas thoroughly and follow up with a doctor.

Fall rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets will be located at Struther Police Department Garage:

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Place: Struthers Police Department Garage, 6 Elm Street, Struthers, OH 44471

Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 p.m., no appointment necessary

Cost $6.00 per shot

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