Raccoon project to be conducted

TICONDEROGA - The New York State Department of Health will conduct a Raccoon Trapping for Rabies Project in the region during September and October. These traps are similar to Havahart traps and allow the animals to be tested for rabies anti-body levels. Healthy animals will be tagged and released. The project is conducted to track the effectiveness of rabies vaccine bait drops.

Towns to be covered in Essex County from Oct. 10-17 include Ticonderoga, Crown Point and Moriah.

As a precautionary measure, residents are advised to watch their pets when outdoors to prevent contact with rabies vaccine bait and/or traps. People are advised to avoid touching the traps.

For more information or to report a contact with a bait, please call the Essex County Public Health Department at 873-3500 during business hours or 1-888-270-7249 after hours or on weekends.

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