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Raccoons are found across North America and while they can be fun to watch they can also cause damage and become a nuisance. The number of raccoons in your area depends directly on the number of food sources and den sites that are also available.
To learn more about raccoons, check out our Raccoon Fact Sheet (pdf).
Raccoons are susceptible to Canine Distemper. This virus does not pose a threat to human health but may be transmitted to dogs who have not received vaccinations. We are working closely with the Oakville Humane Society to provide information to residents and raise awareness. If you suspect a raccoon is affected, please contact the Oakville and Milton Humane Society at 905-845-1551.
Please visit the Raccoons with Distemper FAQ for more information.