PLEASANTVILLE, NJ (CBS) – Atlantic County health officials say a raccoon found near a Pleasantville home tested positive for rabies.

The animal was reportedly collected from a property on Shadeland Avenue after the homeowner spotted their dog in the yard with a lethargic raccoon.

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On Sept. 5, officials confirmed the animal did have rabies.

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While there were no human exposures in this instance and the dog was current on its rabies vaccination, the animal did receive a booster vaccination and will be placed under a 45-day observation period.

This is reportedly the county’s ninth confirmed case of rabies and the third case within the last two weeks.

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