Rabies is on the increase along the Front Range, with experts urging the vaccination of horses and farm animals as well as dogs and cats, according to a media notice issued by the Tri-County Health Department and endorsed by the El Paso County Health Department.
In El Paso County…
Animals testing positive for Rabies in 2009: 13 ( 8 skunks, 2 bats, a fox, horse and mountain lion)
Prior to 2009 El Paso County last reported a rabid skunk in 1974.
Animals testing positive for Rabies since January 1, 2010: 4 (3 skunks, 1 fox)