For the first time since the year 2011, raccoons have been discovered in the upper town of Manhattan. After the recent discovery when people found out that there have been raccoons wondering in the town, the Health Department has warned all the residents to have a keen look on their pets around the Inwood hill park.
The officials said that they found these raccoons in the month of January’ 19. They were wandering around in the park so the workers from the department quickly hanged signs to warn all the residents so that they would keep their pets away from any raccoons found in the area.
These signs were hanged due to the disease that these raccoons carry around with them – Rabies. It is also one kind of a disease condition which is easily attracted by dogs, cats,and human beings. There is however no rapid cure and can be life-threatening.
In a statement given by the Health Commissioner – Dr. Oxiris Barbot, he said,” Rabies is a serious illness which poses a red danger sign for you as well as your pets.If you are taking your pet out for a walk, then you should keep a close eye on them. If you see a wild raccoon,then try and keep a safe distance from them and do not approach it.”
The discovery of the vaccination effort was done by the Health Department in the year 2011. This was the time when the whole city workers were trapped, vaccinated and then they released about 500 raccoons near Central Park.
Coming back to the four recently found raccoons near the Inwood hill park, it is said that two of the rabid animals have been found this year, one at the South Bronx and another on Staten Island.