Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory scientists are spreading the word and urging pet owners – especially those in Laramie and Goshen counties – to have their pets vaccinated against rabies.Virologist Myrna Miller says 41 out of 66 tests of animals from the two counties this year have been positive for rabies and

“It is important for pet owners to vaccinate their pets against rabies, even if the animal does not usually have contact with wildlife, rabid skunks and foxes have been known to climb into outdoor dog kennels and attack large dogs and even humans.”

Contact your veterinarian if rabies is suspected and report all animal bites..

Most cases of rabies in Wyoming have been in skunks and bats, but other animals include cats and dogs, horses and cattle, squirrels and foxes.

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Its vaccine time for our animals, and for us, it's time to watch Old Yeller..