RACCOON CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR RABIES ON 4/6/17

In light of recent updates from the Montgomery County Health Department, the following steps should be taken as precautionary measures in the event of any contact or visual of an animal suspected of rabies:

• Stay far away, bring pets and children inside. Rabid animals can and do attack quickly and unprovoked
• Call the Whitemarsh Township Police Department (610-825-6530 or 911) - If a pet or a person has been exposed via a bite or scratch from a potentially rabid animal, the police should be called immediately. If the Police can find the animal, the animal will be destroyed and bagged for disposal. Homeowner should contact the County Health Department, Division of Communicable Disease Control at 610-278-5117 for guidance on how to get the animal sought tested by County Health Department. Medical attention should be sought immediately for people / pets exposed to a potentially rabid animal.
• In instances where no interaction is suspected between the rabid animal and a person or other animal, the rabid animal will be destroyed and disposed.
• Residents should NEVER attempt to “help” a sick or injured animal, especially wildlife, the animal’s behavior is unpredictable at best.


2017 COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RABIES CLINIC SCHEDULE
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics for the 26th consecutive year.


DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
The next Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Just drop off at the Township Police Department and go - no forms, no questions.  

There is also a prescription drug collection box at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department lobby 24-7.  For more information, visit here.

PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER TESTING ANNOUNCEMENT 
Whitemarsh Township will be conducting a competitive testing process for the position of Probationary Police Officer.  For more information, visit the JOBS page of the website.

RIDGE PIKE IMPROVEMENT

 
Background: Ridge Pike is owned by Montgomery County from Philadelphia to Norristown. 
The project area is nearly 5 miles long and Has been divided into seven manageable segments for engineering and construction, with one of those segments sitting between Butler Pike and Crescent Avenue and another segment between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue in Philadelphia.  Residents interested to find out more information on this project, please visit: http://crescent.ridgepikeproject.com/