The Tri-County Health Department
recently reported a case of a rabid skunk in Adams County earlier this spring, and this was
one of a handful of rabies cases reported in nearby Colorado counties this year.
Fortunately there was no known animal or
human exposure to this skunk, but it serves as a reminder of the importance of
keeping pets protected from this deadly disease and making sure all vaccinations
are up to date.
are frequently outdoors more often as the weather gets warmer, the Arvada
Police Department’s Animal Management Unit offers safety tips for your
four-legged members of your family:
Store all pet food inside.
Feed no more than your outdoor pet will
finish in one feeding.
Do not let your
pets roam freely since this can increase the chance they could be exposed to
wild animals without your knowledge.
your vet if your dog or cat is bitten or scratched by a wild animal.
Call your local animal management agency if
you see a wild animal acting out of the ordinary.
Do not feed wild animals since this reduces
their natural fear of humans
If you have additional questions, call our Animal Management Bureau