Unvaccinated cats and dogs in Hannibal at risk

The Hannibal Police Department wants to make sure your pets are safe from a raccoon virus.

The raccoon distemper virus cannot be contracted by humans from raccoons, but unvaccinated cats and dogs are at risk.

The Hannibal Police Department asks that you insure your pet's vaccinations are up to date.

Infected raccoons display symptoms similar to rabies and will not run away when approached.

If you see a raccoon displaying highly unusual behavior, contact the Hannibal Police Department.