Copperas Cove: Rabid Raccoon Found In City

COPPERAS COVE (October 12, 2012)—Copperas Cove police were looking Friday for any residents who think they or their pets may have been exposed to a rabid raccoon found earlier this week.

Cove Animal Control officers were sent Tuesday to the area of the Robertson Avenue Baptist Church at 305 East Robertson Ave. in response to a report that a raccoon was displaying unusual behavior.

The raccoon was sent for Austin for testing and on Thursday authorities in Cove were advised the animal was rabid.

“We are requesting that any citizen who believes they or their pet, or has knowledge of a person or animal having any contact with a raccoon or other wild animal in this area, should immediately contact Copperas Cove Animal Control,” authorities said in a press release Friday.

To contact Animal Control, call (254) 547-5584 during normal business hours. After hours call the Copperas Cove Police Department at (254) 547-8222.


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