DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department is warning citizens to be careful around wild animals after finding a sick raccoon in Westgate park Friday morning.
The raccoon “appeared confused and disoriented, moved slowly, and had difficulty walking,” which the department said are signs of rabies.
A citizen told police about the animal, allowing them to isolate the possible hazard safely. The raccoon was turned over to Animal Control after a police officer collared it with some rope.
“REMEMBER!!! Vaccinate your pets, pay attention to your surroundings, and report any animal that shows signs of rabies. For more information on the signs and symptoms of rabies, and tips for prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/rabies.