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1 year 7 months ago

Rabid kitten found in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State officials say a kitten in Jamestown has tested positive for rabies and that other animals and possibly humans may have been exposed. The Rhode Island health and environmental management departments said Wednesday that the kitten, which has died, was found near Highland Drive and Fort...

1 year 11 months ago

Rabies vaccination can help your pet

The rabies outbreak in Pueblo that began with skunks is now spreading to household pets. Several have had to be put down, so the city and county are taking action. "Numerous skunks found in the city and in the county that are rabid," said Heather Maio, Director of Environmental...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Three skunks test positive for rabies

Three more skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo County. This is a continuing health threat, especially for dogs, cats and other pets. Nine skunks tested positive for rabies last year. Skunks also tested positive for rabies in the fall of 2010. The three skunks were found...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Rabid skunks found in Pueblo

Three skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo. Public Health Department officials announced Wednesday that these are the first skunks to test positive in Pueblo County this year. Skunks positive with rabies were found at Garland Road on the Mesa, on Paloma Place and Roselawn Road in...

2 years 6 months ago

Low cost rabies clinics planned in Pueblo

Two low cost rabies vaccine clinics will be held in Pueblo over the next few days. Pueblo City-County Health Department and Pueblo Animal Services are concerned about the increase in positive animal rabies cases in Pueblo. The cases have only been in wildlife, but the concern of officials is...

2 years 9 months ago

Rabies issue growing in Colorado

County and state animal control officers say rabies is becoming more of a problem in Colorado. El Paso County Public Health and Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society held a vaccination clinic for pets Saturday in Peyton. Health care experts say pets are the biggest link for humans to come...

2 years 11 months ago

More rabies cases in Pueblo County skunks

Two more skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo County. Both skunks were picked up east of the City of Pueblo after behaving strangely. Neither skunk had known contact with humans or pets. "It is important for people to stay away from wild mammals, especially during daylight...

3 years 4 days ago

Rabies virus spreading in Colorado

Rabies is on the rise in parts of Colorado and health officials think the worst is yet to come. So far, eight animals have tested positive--mostly skunks--and concern is mounting as they move into residential neighborhoods. In the past six months, seven skunks have tested positive for rabies in...

3 years 6 months ago

Third Pueblo skunk tests positive for rabies

A third skunk in Pueblo has tested positive for rabies. The Pueblo City-County Health Department say the latest skunk was found on the Eastside. A spokesperson with the health department did not have an exact location. "This increases the chance rabies will spread to people and pets," stated Dr. Christine...

3 years 6 months ago

Second rabid skunk found in Pueblo

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in Pueblo, this time in the Belmont neighborhood. This is the second rabid skunk to be identified in Pueblo in the past month. The first skunk was on the far southside of the city. Shylo Dennison, Public Information Officer for the...

3 years 9 months ago

Bat tests positive for rabies in Pueblo

It's a double-whammy for Pueblo. First, West Nile Virus. Now, a rabid bat. "This bat testing positive for rabies confirms rabies is in Pueblo this summer, it is important for individuals to protect themselves and their pets from wild animals that may carry rabies," stated Christine Nevin-Woods, Public Health...

3 years 11 months ago

More rabies vaccination clinics planned

There are still some low cost rabies vaccination clinics coming up if you missed out of previous events. Several clinics have been held in El Paso and Pueblo Counties, but there are still more on tap for Southern Colorado. Already this year, dozens of cases of positive rabies cases have...

3 years 11 months ago

Rabid fox caught in El Paso County

A fox captured in El Paso County last Friday has tested positive for rabies. Residents of the Woodmoor North neighborhood reported that the animal was acting strangely and having trouble walking. The Division of Wildlife captured the fox and euthanized it. This is the fourth rabid mammal captured...

4 years 2 days ago

Low cost rabies clinics planned

With rabies cases on the rise in Colorado, the Pueblo City-County Health Department reminds individuals that vaccination against rabies is mandatory for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in Pueblo County. Pueblo Animal Services is offering rabies vaccine for $8 and other vaccines at the following low cost vaccine clinics:...

4 years 1 week ago

Rabies confirmed in horse in Arapahoe County

A horse in eastern Arapahoe County has tested positive for rabies, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The Agriculture Department is encouraging livestock and pet owners to discuss animal health concerns, including the rabies vaccine, with their local veterinarian. "The department would like to stress two very...

3 years 11 months ago

Low cost rabies vaccinations

In an effort to remind pet owners to protect their pets and their families from rabies, a rabies vaccination clinic is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Big R in Falcon, 14155 E. U.S. Highway 24. Dogs and cats will be vaccinated by licensed veterinarians...

3 years 10 months ago

Rabies vaccination clinic offered in Pueblo

With the growing concern of rabies in Colorado Pueblo Animal Services and the Pueblo City-County Health Department want to remind individuals that vaccination against rabies is mandatory for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in Pueblo County. "Rabies cases are rising, 19 animal cases have occurred in Colorado since January...

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