MOUNT KISCO - The Westchester County Health Department has issued a rabies alert after five baby raccoons were left on its office doorstep in Mount Kisco.

Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler says that while the raccoons appear to be healthy and well cared for, they could be infected with rabies.

Amler is asking for the person who left the raccoons to come forward right away, saying that if the animals are infected, the person who cared for them is also at risk.

Amler says the raccoons may have to be killed if the Health Department can't determine where they came from.

The Westchester County Health Department is asking for the person who cared for the baby raccoons to call it at 813-5000.

For the entire statement from Amler on the rabies alert, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.