Boston Animal Care and Control reports five rabid raccoons have been recovered of late in Boston - most recently on Mission Hill:
On August 14th, Boston Animal Care and Control was notified that a raccoon found near Hillside Avenue in Mission Hill tested positive for rabies. This is the fifth raccoon recently reported as rabies positive in Boston. Three raccoons were picked up in Jamaica Plain and one raccoon was picked up in Roslindale. At this time, there have been no reports of rabies exposures or injuries in humans related to interactions with any of these wild animals.
The department says this is more proof, if you need any, to stay away from and not feed wild animals, to report any you see behaving strangely - at 617-635-5348 - and to make sure your pets' rabies shots are up to date.
The city will be holding free rabies-vaccination clinics for dogs and cats at the Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 16t and at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 30th from 10am-2pm.
BPHC rabies info.