Maryland Blogger: Rabid Raccoon Found in Gaithersburg, MD

Rabid Raccoon Found in Gaithersburg, MD

Rabid Raccoon Found in Gaithersburg, MD


In response to a call regarding a sick raccoon in the 100 block of Gold Kettle Drive in Gaithersburg, Animal Control officers captured euthanized the animal and it tested positive for rabies.  Residents who believe their pet had any contact with a raccoon in the area in the last few weeks are asked to contact Gaithersburg Animal Control.

Rabies can be fatal to humans or animals if they are exposed and do not receive treatment.

If you were in direct contact with a raccoon in this area in the last several weeks, please contact the Montgomery County Health Department immediately at 240-777-1755. If your pet had any contact with a raccoon in this area in the last several weeks please contact Gaithersburg Animal Control at 301-258-6343.

The only way to prevent rabies in your pet is through regular vaccinations. It is extremely important that all dogs or cats you own be properly vaccinated against this disease.


Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5964
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Image may contain: plant

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 11 commentsRoy Kelley • March 22 2018 06:31PM


You always provide good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 12 months ago


 THat is scary and good for people in your area to be in the lookout! I hope you have a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 12 months ago

I had a friend exposed to rabies about a decade ago. The treatment wasn't nearly as terrible as we imagined as kids with the shots in the stomach.  It's not like that anymore.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 12 months ago

Roy, another one of your important Gaithersburg 'head's up' messages.  Have a great week, Roy.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 12 months ago

Good morning Roy.  It's good to get the word out about this and set up measures to prevent more problems.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 months ago
Recycling Carts & Bins with Lidsrecycle
Don't let the winds of March blow your recycling materials all over your neighborhood. You don't want to be "that guy" when you get home! Residents living in single family homes and townhouses have two choices when it comes to containers for Gaithersburg's convenient single stream recycling program: 18 gallon bins with detachable lids or 65 gallon wheeled carts. Recyclable paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum materials can all go into one single container for collection on your regular recycling day. To order a replacement container or a lid, click here or call the Department of Public Works at 301-258-6370. Learn more about the impact of your recycling efforts in this week's Gaithersburg inDepth article.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago

That doesn't sound like much fun at all, I hope that everyone and their pets stayed safe.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 12 months ago

Sadly raccoons are too often a source of this deadly disease. Hope everyone is alerted to the situation. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 12 months ago

That is scary but good for you getting the word out, Roy. People need to keep their pets out of harm's way. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 12 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago

Spring Loose Leaf CollectionannounceUnderway
March 26 - April 13


Loose leaf collection for single family and townhouse owners in the City of Gaithersburg will take place March 26 to April 13, weather permitting. Collection is made weekly, however there may be a one to two-day delay during busy periods. Read more here.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago