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County reports first rabid bat of 2021


Last updated 8/4/2021 at 9:20am

El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to keep pets up to date on rabies vaccination and to avoid wild animals after a bat found in the Turkey Creek Canyon / Red Valley Estates neighborhood near Fort Carson tested positive for rabies.

Take these precautions to prevent rabies:

Vaccinate your pets against rabies by using a licensed veterinarian. Rabies shots need to be boosted, so check your pet’s records or talk to your veterinarian.

When walking or hiking with your dog, protect them and wildlife by keeping your dog on a leash.

Keep cats and other pets inside at night to reduce t...

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