sick raccoons in Volusia County 3 8 18 thursday

Sick Raccoons

***Attention Port Orange residents*** There has been a noticeable increase in the reports of sick raccoons in Volusia and surrounding counties over the past few months, including in the City of Port Orange. These sick raccoons have shown signs and symptoms of Distemper. Raccoons are susceptible to both canine and feline distemper, both of which can be deadly to your pets. Please do not leave pet food outside that can attract wildlife and consider contacting your vet to discuss vaccination options for your pets. Raccoons that are infected with Distemper often move slowly, stumble, appear confused and can lose their fear of humans. Some sick raccoons can become aggressive. If you notice a raccoon behaving abnormally or showing signs of being sick, do not approach and avoid contact with the raccoon. Report the animal to Volusia County Dispatch at (386) 248-1777 to have an Animal Control Officer dispatched.


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