Distemper Found in Raccoons, Health Dept Closes Greenwich Point to Dogs

Police have issued a News Alert that Greenwich Point is closed to All Dogs, effective Saturday, Feb 22, 2020.

The notice attributes the decision to recent test results that revealed Distemper within the raccoon population at Greenwich Point.

The facility is closed until further notice to all dogs as ordered by the local Director of Health.

According to the Town’s website, Health Director Caroline Baisley issued the closure order after test results of raccoons found in the park revealed distemper within that population.

Police ask that anyone who is walking and sees a dead, sick, or distressed raccoon, not to touch or approach the animal.

Instead, contact the Greenwich Public Safety Communications Center at 203-622-8004.

For further updates on the Greenwich Point Park closure, please check the Town website.

See also:

Greenwich Respond to Reports of Sick Raccoons in Area of Greenwich Point Feb 20, 2020

More Dead Raccoons Discovered at Greenwich Point Feb 13, 2020

Greenwich Police Respond to Reports of Three Raccoons, One Skunk, Eight Dogs Feb 10, 2020