Officials: Wildlife rehabilitator took raccoons into her Merrick home without required rabies license

State officials say they inspected the woman's house when they received reports of raccoons escaping and roaming free in the woman's car.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 9:19 PM

Updated 32 days ago

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A wildlife rehabilitator is accused of going rogue by accepting raccoons at her Merrick home without a required rabies license.
State officials say they inspected the woman's house when they received reports of raccoons escaping and roaming free in the woman's car. There were also calls about dead raccoons being thrown in the garbage.
Officials say they also found a morning dove and eastern box turtle, which the woman is not permitted to have, along with a lot of squirrels.
The woman is facing several violations and her license is under review by the Department of Environmental Conservation.


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