On May 15, 2017 at 17.00 Hrs, a resident on West Mill Road witnessed her dog engaged in an altercation with a raccoon. The owner of the dog was able to finally separate both animals and ultimately discovered the raccoon was deceased. The raccoon was tested the next date which confirmed it was rabid. If anyone had any previous incidents with a raccoon in this area, please contact the Washington Township Health Department at 908.876.3650. In the event of any new altercations with a raccoon please contact the Washington Township Police Department at 908.876.3232 and press “0”.