Health & Wellness

South Brunswick: Second Rabid Animal Found In Four Days In Brunswick Acres


SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A ground hog found on Vincent Avenue in Brunswick Acres is the second diseased animal discovered there in the last four days, police said Tuesday.

According to police, the ground hog tested positive for rabies by the New Jersey Health Department on June 28.

A bat from Oakey Drive also tested positive on June 24, about half to three quarters of a mile away from the ground hog in the Kendall park section of the township, police said.

Sign Up for E-News

The rabies virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite or possibly by contamination of an open cut, according to a Middlesex County press release.

Raccoon and bat variants of rabies are constantly present in New Jersey.

Of the animals diagnosed with rabies in the United States, bats, raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, foxes, cats and dogs make up about 95 percent.

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services advises residents to report wild animals showing signs of unusual behavior to their local Animal Control Officer.

Contact with wild animals should be avoided and any bites or scratches from wild or domestic animals should be immediately reported to the local health department.

A physician should also be consulted as soon as possible, according to the county health agency. All family pets should be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations and licenses.

The Health Department reminds all residents to:

Vaccinate all pets against rabies and keep vaccinations current.

Never feed or touch wild animals and avoid contact with stray pets.

Contact the Health Dept. if your pet comes in contact with a wild animal.

Report unusual behavior of stray or wild animals to South Brunswick Animal Control.

Immediately report any bite from wildlife as well from domestic pets to the South Brunswick Health Department 732-329-4000 ext. 7237 during business hours or to the South Brunswick Police 732-329-4646 nights, weekends, and holidays.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

“This cheer season has been such an ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.


Q. When did you join

I joined in September, ...

Annual Immaculate Conception Carnival On Tap

May 23, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception will host their annual carnival on June 12 through June 16. The carnival will be open on Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Fireworks will close out the five-day event on June 16.

The Immaculate Conception Summer Carnival is a family-friendly, community event that includes ...

Senator Robert Menendez to Give the Keynote Address to Progressive Grassroots Group

May 23, 2018

Senator Robert Menendez will be the keynote speaker that the Inaugural Gala presented by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

“I am honored and humbled that Action Together New Jersey asked me to keynote this year’s gala,” Sen. Menendez said. “After a 2016 election that shook many New Jerseyans to their core, ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...