Rabid Skunks Found In Central Kentucky

Health officials in Woodford County are warning pet owners to be on alert after three skunks tested positive for rabies.

The infected animals were found in the Hippe-Agee and Clifton Road area. Lab tests confirmed the presence of rabies.

Health officials say no humans were exposed, but are warning people who live in the northwest part of the county to be on the lookout for skunks acting strangely or roaming around during daylight hours.

Health officials are also warning pet owners to make sure their pet's vaccinations are up to date.


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  • by Art Thompson on Jul 24, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    Lets try to keep the postoffice dems away from our skunks,so they won't catch this afflection.
  • by Nikk Location: Winchester, KY on Jul 23, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    There are rabid skunks in Clark County, too, but I don't think anyone ever bothered to warn the county. How do I know this? One was found inside my fenced yard (and tested positive for rabies). According to our vet, 2 dogs died of rabies in the county, too. If you have pets, vaccinate them!
  • by Bubba Location: East Point on Jul 23, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    sure is nice to be warned about it, esp. as the area i live in is full of those critters.

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