The town of Groton police posted on their Facebook page that a dog from the area of Midway Oval was tested and found positive for rabies on Wednesday.
Police are now warning the public to refrain from feeding or approaching any wild or stray animals.
Rabies is a blood disease caused by a virus that can infect all warm blooded animals and people. While it’s more common in wild animals, stray dogs and cats may also become infected and spread the virus.
Police ask anyone with concerns to contact the Ledge Light Health District at 448-4882 ext. 1311 or the Animal Control Officer at 860-441-6709.
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