A raccoon spotted in the Langdon neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

A raccoon spotted in the Langdon neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

A number of recent animal attacks have affected Washingtonians throughout the region.

Just last week, a woman and her dog sustained serious injuries from five dogs while walking in Rockville Md. Another woman was killed in her home by a dog she adopted eight years ago in D.C.’s Congress Heights.

In addition, two raccoons were rabies were reported in D.C. One attacked three people in Chevy Chase and was later euthanized.

What should you do if you encounter an aggressive animal –either at home or out in the wild? Kojo discusses with local animal experts.

Produced by Ruth Tam

Guests

  • Vito DelVento Program Manager, Animal Services and Animal Disease Prevention
  • Dan D'Eramo Director of Animal Control, Humane Rescue Alliance

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