Second rabies case confirmed in Niagara County

Posted at 8:06 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 09:42:29-04

The Niagara County Department of Health has confirmed that a raccoon submitted for rabies testing has tested positive for rabies.

This is the second rabid animal confirmed in Niagara County in 2016.

On March 10th, a raccoon was killed by the owner of a dog that had fought with the raccoon on Lockport Street in the Village of Youngstown. Afterwards, it was reported the dog was behaving oddly and required a rabies booster shot to ward off the disease.

The Niagara County Health Department is reminding residents that it is hosting a Free Rabies Immunization Clinic at the Town of Porter Highway Garage on Saturday, April 9th from 9-11 a.m.