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Sep 28, 2010 7:53 PM by David Ortiviz

Rabies warning: Aggressive skunk found in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department has a warning for the public. Health workers confirm a strain of rabies that causes skunks to aggressively attack people and other animals. The skunk was found earlier this month (September), in the area of Red Cedar Ct. on the southwest side of Pueblo.

On Tuesday afternoon health workers posted signs in the area warning residents to avoid any contact with skunks, bats and foxes. Health officials say this this strain of the virus makes the animals chase or charge their victims.

The health department says rabies can be fatal without immediate treatment. Call 911 if you're attacked.

There will be a low cost rabies clinic at Pueblo Animal Services on Saturday Oct. 2 to help protect your pets and in turn your family. The shelter is on Eagleridge Place. The hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for a vaccine will be $8.

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