Saturday, January 5, 2013
A Gloucester Township family took in the ill animal, which they found on their property. Camden County Animal Control confirmed the rabies diagnosis Friday.
Camden County submitted the following news release: During the evening of Jan. 1, a Gloucester Township family found an ill kitten on their property. They brought the animal into their residence in an attempt to nurse it back to health. It died the next night, Jan. 2. The Animal Control Officer for Gloucester Township picked up the kitten and arranged for rabies testing on Jan. 3. On Jan. 4, the Camden County Department of Health was notified that the animal had tested positive for rabies. The entire family was exposed to this animal and will be receiving rabies prophylaxis. The family has two dogs that may have been exposed to the kitten. The dogs are thought to be current with their rabies vaccinations and will be receiving prophylaxis …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It's the first report of a rabid animal in Camden County since October.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Camden County released the following information Thursday in regards to a rabid skunk found in Voorhees earlier this month: A skunk removed from Voorhees Township on Nov. 5 has tested positive for rabies. After the homeowners discovered the skunk lying in their yard, their dog ran over and sniffed the skunk. The skunk subsequently sprayed the dog, but there were no bites or scratches sustained by the dog. As the skunk was dying, the homeowner husband picked up the animal and in the process was exposed to the skunk’s saliva. The animal was picked up by the municipal animal control officer and arranged for rabies testing. The homeowner has started post exposure prophylaxis for his exposure to the skunk’s saliva. The dog is current with its …
Friday, August 17, 2012
It's the second rabid animal alert in Camden County this week.
Camden County has issued a second rabies health advisory this week after a bat removed from a Gloucester Township home Wednesday was tested positive for rabies. "The homeowner killed that bat after it woke family members from their sleep early in the morning," according to the county-issued statement; "the family has been advised to seek rabies prophylaxis." Yesterday, Camden County health officials identified a rabid skunk in the Barclay Farms section of Cherry Hill; a rabid raccoon was also identified in that same section of the township in February. For more information on rabies prevention and awareness, visit the CDC.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Camden County health officials are encouraging folks to be on the lookout for any strange behavior from their pets after a skunk presented with a confirmed case of rabies in the Barclay Farm section of Cherry Hill.
The following health advisory announcement was released by Camden County officials today. It is reprinted here without alteration. - ed. A skunk removed from the Barclay Farm Section of Cherry Hill Township on August 8, 2012 has tested positive for rabies. There are no known human exposures to this skunk. A resident’s dog that came into contact with the rabid skunk is current with its rabies vaccination and has been treated by a veterinarian. “Although rabies is a serious illness, it can be prevented by early treatment,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “If you have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal it is important that you seek immediate medical attention.” Rodriguez urged county…