Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 (Halifax, NS) – Cases of canine distemper have been identified in raccoons in Halifax’s south end and Rockingham areas by the Department of Natural Resources.
HRM wishes to advise dog owners who visit Point Pleasant Park in Halifax’s south end and Hemlock Ravine, Tremont Park and Glenbourne Park in the Rockingham area to take the proper precautions with their pets.
The disease is not harmful to humans, however, unvaccinated dogs can contract the disease.
As a reminder, pets are to be under effective control at all times. Please do not approach, or allow pets to approach any wildlife.
People are encouraged to call the local Department of Natural Resources office with sightings of raccoons or other wildlife exhibiting unusual behavior at 861-2560.