NY Man And Woman Face $500 Fines After Bringing Raccoon To Store

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ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York antheral and pistillate look fines of $500 each aft they took a raccoon to a favored store to store for nutrient and a store idiosyncratic ratted them out, authorities said.

A authorities Department of Environmental Conservation constabulary serviceman got an urgent telephone from the Erie County Department of Health astir a perchance rabid raccoon connected June 2, the DEC said successful a quality release.

The wellness section said a mates had brought a raccoon to a favored store for nutrient and supplies and a store worker contacted authorities. Raccoons are considered unsafe chaotic animals due to the fact that they are known to transportation and transmit the deadly rabies virus.

The DEC serviceman utilized store surveillance video, a store-issued rewards paper and licence sheet accusation to find the mates successful the municipality of Attica successful occidental New York, the section said. The owners turned the raccoon implicit and were each charged with unlawfully possessing a chaotic animal, which is taxable to $500 fine, authorities said.

The raccoon that was confiscated from the mates was euthanized and tested for rabies — a trial that tin lone beryllium performed connected an carnal aft it has died. The trial was negative, the DEC said.

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