The latest case followed a report by a resident in the area of Walnut Avenue between Pine Street and Chestnut Street who saw a raccoon acting sickly in the backyard.
According to an alert issued by the township health department Wednesday morning, the latest case involved a raccoon that was trapped after a homeowner in the area of Red Hill Road and Dwight Road notified them that the animal was acting sickly in the back yard.
The animal was trapped and euthanized, and a laboratory test confirmed the presence of rabies, the announcement said.
By JOHN T. WARD
The bat was the second to get into the Irving Place residence in a matter of days, said the owner, who asked that his name not be published out of concern for privacy. The first, which was also captured, turned out to be disease-free.
By DANIELLE TEPPER
Lurking in the woods adjacent to a day care center on Shrewsburys Avenue of the Commons is a group of wild animals that may seem out of place in this suburban enclave better known for its burgeoning deer population.
It’s a colony of feral cats that have claimed the wilderness as their own personal scavenging ground abetted, authorities contend, by two women who feed them at an improvised encampment built several hundred feet into the woods.
Jeanette Petti of Oceanport and Ruth Rapkin of Tinton Falls are scheduled to appear in municipal court Tuesday on charges that they’re illegally harboring the colony in the woods adjacent to the school.
The pair face misdemeanor allegations they failed to obtain vaccinations and licenses for the felines, and that they are maintaining a nuisance on public and private property, according to summonses issued May 8.