HOPATCONG, NJ – Patrols responded to the area of 139 Bell Ave. for a sick raccoon. Upon arrival, the raccoon was located and clearly not healthy. Ptl Mancuso held the animal with the snare while I fired one round to dispatch the raccoon. Sgt. Antonello was notified of the same. The raccoon was then brought to the Hopatcong Pound to store it for future testing by the ACO. No further action required.
Editor’s Note: Click here for previous story of two other incidents of ill raccoons. The raccoons in the previous story all tested positive for rabies.