Two raccoons found to be rabid in Pittston

Posted May 23, 2012, at 11:08 a.m.

PITTSTON, Maine — Pittston’s animal control officer says two raccoons in town this spring have tested positive for rabies.

Officer Ross Boardman said the first incident occurred on March 2 and the second on May 14.

He tells the Kennebec Journal that no humans were exposed in either case.

In the first incident, a raccoon went into a barn. Two horses and a cat were exposed, and were put under 45-day observation and were given booster shots.

On May 14, a dog came upon a dead raccoon that later tested positive.

The incidents occurred about two miles apart.

Boardman urged residents contact him if they see wildlife behaving strangely.