Rabies is here and it has become a REAL threat to both Pueblo County residents and their pets. Pueblo Animal Services and the Pueblo City-County Health Department remind individuals that vaccination against rabies is mandatory for all dogs and cats in Pueblo County.
We have had our first positive bat for 2012 in Pueblo County. The bat was found at the:
Pueblo Zoo in front of the VULTURE STORK PEN at about 10:30am.
“Parents who had children in the zoo the morning of Wednesday, May 23, should ask their children if they had any contact with a bat. Anyone who may have handled or touched the bat, or learns their child had contact with the bat, should immediately contact the Health Department to determine whether they should receive preventive therapy for rabies,” stated Vicki Carlton program manager at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. During business hours call 719-583-4331 and after hours call 9-1-1.