NYC Department of Health ALERT!
As we have posted before, there have now been confirmed cases of rabies in raccoons in Manhattan this year. Today the NYC Dept. of Health sent another bulletin reminding us to stay vigilant.
“We have a rabid raccoon issue in the upper Manhattan areas referenced above [Upper East Side, Central Park,Upper West Side & Morningside Park]which apparently is not getting any better, despite the colder weather. “
In 2009, 20 animals have tested positive for rabies in NYC. Please ensure that your pet is up to date on his/her rabies vaccine to ensure their safety, and be on alert while out with your pet.
Please contact the hospital IMMEDIATELY if your pet sustains a bite or if you are not current on your vaccines. More information can be found on the Department of Health’s site
University Animal Hospital
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065