Family’s dog quarantined after fight with rabid raccoon

A Glade Township family’s dog has been quarantined after it got in a fight with a raccoon that was determined to be rabid.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a man came across the raccoon on his Cobham Park Road property. The raccoon was killed, but not until after it had fought with the dog.

The raccoon was sent to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory where it tested positive for rabies.

According to a release from the department, the dog’s rabies vaccine was current and the dog will be quarantined for 90 days.

“No humans were exposed to this raccoon,” according to the release.

All dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies with booster vaccinations necessary to maintain lifelong immunity. “Failure to comply with the law may result in a fine of up to $300,” according to the release.