Rabies Positive Wildlife and Small Animal for the Hamilton Area

As we are all aware, last year we saw an increase in positive rabies cases in wildlife in our area. Here at Clappison Animal Hospital, we are making sure all pets are vaccinated for rabies, plus keeping you informed of the latest results as we receive them.

Here are the latest numbers for you:

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Note: A skunk was found in Lower East Hamilton was confirmed to have bat strain rabies, which is not included in the above total for Hamilton or the tables below.

Positive Rabies Results in Ontario

Total number of animals found positive for raccoon rabies in Ontario from 2015 to date: 427

Other areas outside the City of Hamilton affected by raccoon rabies strain reports include:

  • Haldimand-Norfolk
  • Niagara Region
  • Brant County
  • Halton Region

Positive Tests in City of Hamilton Break down by Species and Year

The number of animals that have tested positive for raccoon rabies virus each year in the City of Hamilton, found throughout all media areas.


If you have any concerns about wildlife in your area or need to get your pet vaccinated, please call us at 905-689-8005, and we will be happy to help.

Written by Clappison Animal Hospital