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.