Rabies Alert – Hazlet Township Advisory; February 11, 2016
Hazlet Township Administration has received confirmation of a raccoon testing positive for Rabies. The animal has had contact with several dogs on or about February 5, 2015, which required testing. The incident occurred in the area of Gregory Street and Florence Avenue.
Residents should not be interacting with wildlife. If you come across a sick or injured animal, keep your distance and please contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 immediately or contact the Hazlet Police Department after hours and on weekends. Please make sure all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a Rabies shot. Do not let your pets run free off leash, even in the woods, to ensure they do not come in contact with wildlife that may be rabid. Remember, Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of your pets and not handling or interacting with wildlife.
The Monmouth County Health Department is holding a Rabies Clinic at Aberdeen Public Works,147 Lenox Road, Cliffwood Beach on February 20, 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm and we urge all pet owners to bring their unvaccinated dogs and cats to this free clinic. Owners who are unsure of their pets vaccination status are also encouraged to attend. Aberdeen Free Rabies Clinic