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Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Calaveras

Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Calaveras

A skunk tested positive after being attacked and killed by three dogs in the West Point area. County Animal Service Officials say the incident that occurred this past Saturday was off of Spink Road. After discovering the dead skunk, the owner of the dogs reported the attack and an investigation began. The carcass was sent to San Joaquin Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing on Tuesday with the results coming back positive for rabies. Luckily, the dogs were all up to date on their rabies vaccines but were also given a rabies booster shot by their vet the same day as the incident. As a precautionary measure, the dogs have been placed on a mandatory quarantine. Animal services officials ask that if anyone believes their animal may have encountered this skunk to report it at 754-6509. Once again, be sure to keep up to date on rabies vaccinations for pets, as it is vital not only for their health but for your entire household.

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