Rabies Risk In Foothills

Rabies Risk In Foothills

The Rabies risk in Amador and Calaveras counties has always been a high concern. This year the risk has become amplified.  To date this year, four dogs have died from Rabies within our counties.  Four families, some with children, have had to undergo treatment because of exposure to Rabies.  Many wild animals can be a risk but skunks are currently a serious concern.  Please make sure to bring all your animals (pets and livestock) up to date with their rabies vaccines and if possible limit outdoor exposure for your pets in the evening and nighttime hours when skunks are most active.  Please remember humans are also at risk so please be careful when out and about.  For more information on Rabies, contact you county Health Department, in Amador County 223-6407 and in Calaveras County 754-6460.

Written by Joey Guidi

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