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Person Who Dropped Off Rabid Raccoons Comes Forward

By Mark Scott

West Seneca, NY – The Erie County Health Department has found the person responsible for dropping off three baby raccoons on the doorstep of a West Seneca home.

Health officials say the raccoons were dropped off at that location on May 12th because the person living there has done animal rescue work. Two of the young raccoons tested positive for rabies at a state lab in Albany.

A Health Department spokesman tells WBFO News the person who left the raccoons contacted them this morning and will now undergo a series of rabies shots. Rabies left untreated in humans is fatal.

An unsigned note left with the raccoons said they were found in a horse feeder in a barn in East Aurora. The note also said that a dead adult raccoon was nearby.