Rabies Vaccination Time
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies.
Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, particularly bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons, increases the risk of rabies exposure to pets and people. If you see wildlife that is acting unusual, call SJBPH at 970-247-5702 or La Plata County Animal Protection at 970-385-2900 immediately.
It is also crucial to make sure all dogs and cats are vaccinated. The vaccine can prevent companion animals from getting rabies from wildlife and possibly exposing your whole family to the disease. La Plata County Humane Society is holding a vaccine clinic on Nov. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call (970) 259-2847 to make an appointment.