Greenwich Respond to Reports of Sick Raccoons in Area of Greenwich Point

Greenwich Police announced on Thursday that residents continue to report sightings of more sick raccoons, mostly in the area of Greenwich Point.

Last week, there were two reports of sick raccoons, and the previous week there were several other reports involving raccoons, including one that fell through someone’s skylight.

On Feb 17 police responded to a report of a dead raccoon next to a hemlock tree on Pilgrim Drive.

The same day they picked up a dead raccoon under I95 that had been hit by a car.

In a third call on Feb 17, police say there were two raccoons on Tod’s Driftway – one was sick and was euthanized, and one was dead.

“The only time we will dispatch a wild animal is if it’s obviously suffering,” explained Lt Mark Zuccerella.

On Feb 18 police responded to a report of a sick raccoon by holly grove in Greenwich Point, but were unable to locate the animal.

One on February 19, Police humanely euthanized a sick raccoon at Greenwich Point, and another on Shore Road.

Police say they are still waiting to hear results of testing from the lab.

Lt Zuccerella said so far the raccoons that have been tested have been negative for rabies.

Lt John Slusarz cautioned that the reason there are more sightings of raccoons is the increase in awareness.

“If they are acting weird, that’s a clue,” Zuccerella said.

Police are still requesting that all dogs be leashed and under control of their owner, and to keep them away from any wildlife.