Two St. Catharines raccoons test positive for rabies


Two raccoons found in St. Catharines have tested positive for rabies.

Niagara Region Public Health says so far in 2020, three raccoons have tested positive for rabies.

In 2019, a total of five animals tested positive for the rabies virus: a dog, a bat, a racoon, and two skunks. 

The Region is reminding people to not approach wild animals, including an animal that may appear to be in distress.

Report wild animals that may be exhibiting abnormal behaviour to local animal control services: 

  • Welland SPCA: 905-735-1552
  • Lincoln County Humane Society: 905-682-0767
  • Niagara Falls Humane Society: 905-356-4404
  • Fort Erie Humane Society: 905-871-2461