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he realized that it was not responding as expected for an animal that was not being cornered or trapped. Believing the groundhog to be either sick or injured, the deputy then put the animal down for the public’s safety.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Can anyone explain to me why that pos shot that critter?
MERIDEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Public health officials in Meriden have issued a warning about rabies after a person was bit by a woodchuck that later tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred earlier this week in the area of Baldwin Pond, said officials.
Officials offered the following tips:
Vaccinate your pets. Be sure your pet dogs, cats, ferrets and other animals are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. Pets too young to be vaccinated should be kept indoors