Rabid Raccoon Found In Town Of Augusta
The Oneida County Health Department says a raccoon that tested positive for rabies in the Town of Augusta may have exposed a family's dog to the virus.
The dog's owner says she walked into her backyard where the dog was kept and saw the raccoon acting sick.
While the family doesn't know if the dog was exposed, they now face a tough decision because it hasn't had a rabies vaccination and state law requires pets without the rabies vaccination to either be quarantined or euthanized.
The health department is reminding everyone to avoid wild animals that are acting strange and to keep your pets up to date on vaccinations.