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2 years 10 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 11 months 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...

3 years 10 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 11 months 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...

4 years 5 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...

4 years 5 months ago

Ohio town invaded by skunks

A unique combination of weather and timing has created a bigger mess than usual this year for residents of Russell Township, Ohio. This time of year, skunks are fattening up for the winter. They are tearing into yards and landscaping looking for food. Skunks are digging for grub worms....

4 years 5 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...

4 years 9 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...

5 years 6 days ago

Skunk freed from peanut butter jar

It was a sticky - and potentially stinky - rescue for a Colorado wildlife officer who pried a peanut butter jar from a skunk. The odd rescue Saturday happened in Grand Junction. A wildlife officer got a call that a skunk was disoriented in someone's front yard, its head...

5 years 5 months ago

Skunk needs extra help

A skunk in search of a snack got himself into trouble in Colorado Springs Tuesday morning. The Colorado Division of Wildlife received a call that a skunk had a jar stuck on his head. Lucky them! Two wildlife officers went to the scene near Las Vegas and Royer Streets...

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