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Health officials are reminding Pueblo County residents to make sure their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations after a rabid skunk was found in a residential yard.
The yard is located on 23rd Lane between Hillside Road and Iris Road.
“The skunk was seen in a yard during daylight hours charging pets. It is unusual for skunks to be out during the day. Fortunately, there was no human contact with the skunk. Also, pets in the location where the skunk was located were previously vaccinated, yet not all up-to-date on their rabies vaccines,” Public Health Director Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods said.
The Pueblo City-County Health Department released a list of rabies prevention tips Friday:
-Ensure that dogs, cats and ferrets are vaccinated properly against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.
-Discuss vaccinating horses and other livestock with your veterinarian. If you believe your animal has been exposed to rabies, or possibly bitten by a rabid animal, immediately contact your veterinarian.
-Do not feed wild animals or allow your pets around them. Teach children to stay away from wild mammals. Do not keep pet food outside as that may attract wild animals.
-Protect all pets, particularly animals too young to be vaccinated, from contact with wild animals. Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated for rabies as early as three months old.
-Contact your veterinarian if your dog or cat is bitten or scratched by wild animals, such as skunks, bats, foxes or raccoons.
-Take steps to bat proof your home.
-If you or a family member has been bitten by a wild animal or a domestic animal, contact your physician and Pueblo Animal Services at 719-544-3005 immediately.
For more information on rabies prevention and data on where rabid animals have been located statewide, click the link on the side of the page.
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