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Warning issued after Westport animal tests positive for rabies

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A warning is being issued by Westport’s Animal Control Officer concerning an animal found with rabies.

Officer Donna Lambert issued a post on social media stating that a Westport raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Lambert offered these helpful tips:

1. Please do not leave pet food outside overnight.
2. Be sure your trash lids are secure.
3. Do not encourage them to come around by providing a food source for them.
4. Please be sure your pets are vaccinated for rabies.
5. The wildlife is beautiful but admire them from a distance for your protection and the protection of your pets.

If you see a wild animal that is displaying signs of aggression or is lethargic, please contact Animal control at 774-264-5129, the selectmen’s office at 508-636-1003 or the police department at 508-636-1122.

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