NYS Environmental Conservation Officers Alexander Shea and Brendan Dickson reported that they responded to a complaint about raccoon cubs being kept in an apartment in Manhattan on April 29th.
When the ECOs arrived at the address, the officers say they spoke with a couple possessing the raccoons. The couple alleged the raccoons were dropped off at their doorstep.
After educating the couple that raccoons are a rabies vector species and prone to several diseases, a written warning was issued to the pair for possessing the raccoons without a Rabies Vector Species Wildlife Rehabilitator License.
The raccoons were taken to a licensed rehabilitator where they are being given proper care and are expected to be released when healthy and mature.
Photo of Raccoon cubs seized in Manhattan.