Atlantic County officials have confirmed that a rabid raccoon has been found in Northfield.

The rabid raccoon tried to attack a resident's dog. The homeowner was able to put a trash can over the raccoon for animal control officers. The animal did test posistive for the rabies virus. Altantic County has reported six casies of rabies so far this year. Officials are encouraging homeowners to have their pets vaccinated to protect them from the virus.