Recently, skunks picked up in Timnath tested positive for rabies.  These skunks were found in the 3800 Block of Bidens Gate as well as in the area of LCR 5 and LCR 42.  Larimer County reported its first positive rabid skunk case a few months ago in a Fort Collins neighborhood. This is just a reminder that rabies is here and we’re seeing animals impacted in our community.

Please make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Please also make sure that you avoid all contact with wildlife and teach children to do the same.  Animals acting sick or unphased by close proximity to humans should be reported to the Timnath Police Department at (970)416-1985.

For additional information on rabies visit https://www.larimer.org/…/up…/2017/lcdhe-rabies-brochure.pdf

Questions can be directed to Katie O’Donnell, kodonnell@larimer.org with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.