From the Cleveland Park Listserv:
The Animal Disease Control division of DDC Dept of Health notified the ANC 3C this morning that a rabid raccoon was found in 3100 block of Newark Street last Wednesday, June 5. The appropriate officials have increase their surveillance.
There are few steps that you can take to protect yourself and your animals. Do not approach any animal that is acting strangely, call 311. Do not let your animals wander in the woods off-leash. Wild animals are attracted to food so keep trash cans securely closed, remove food from outside locations, repair any holes or access points to the house or trash.
Ed. Note: There was a previous rabies alert on the 3100 block of Macomb St. NW back in early May.
Office of the Mayor (EOM) adds:
“A lactating female raccoon was found sick at patron’s backyard chewing on itself at the 3100 block of Newark St. NW on June 5.”
MPD passed on the following rabies brochure: