WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Authorities say they captured a rabid raccoon in Northwest D.C. Sunday after it attacked three people in a Chevy Chase neighborhood.
The DC Department of Health said animal control officers caught the raccoon around 2:10 p.m. after someone spotted it in the area of 32nd Street and Nebraska Avenue, NW. It was later euthanized humanely, officials said.
D.C. Health said a total of three people and two pets got exposed to the raccoon. The people are receiving post-exposure rabies prophylaxis and the pets were vaccinated and confined after a veterinarian checked them.
The DC Public Health Laboratory confirmed that the raccoon was rabid.
Anyone else who encountered a raccoon during this time is asked to contact DC Health at 202-442-9143 or email@example.com.