Everyone knows the importance of keeping our families healthy. But, many of us don’t think about rabies when it comes to protecting the ones we love. Recently, skunk rabies cases have been on the increase right here in Colorado. Other animals like bats and foxes can also carry the virus. These unwanted intruders can get into your yard and on your property, putting you and your family at risk. As of August 10, 2012, there have been 131 confirmed rabid wild animal cases in Colorado. The best way to keep your family and pets safe is to make sure all your pets have been immunized for rabies.
JCPH urges all pet owners to make sure their pets have current rabies shots and to keep their pets from roaming free. Please report any incidents to the Jefferson County Animal Control office, call 303-271-5070 or email, Animal-Control@jeffco.us
- For more information on animal borne disease and prevention, call Jefferson County Public Health Zoonosis Program at 303-271-5730 or 303-271-5700.
- Information is also available on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment web site: www.cdphe.state.co.us or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.
Get more information about World Rabies Day here.