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January 28, 2013

Rabies still active in North Country

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▶ Vaccinate pets against rabies immediately.

▶ Report animal bites to your local health department.

▶ Report all contact with bats to your local health department.

▶ Spay or neuter your pets to decrease undesirable behavior and reduce the number of unwanted animals.

▶ Secure all garbage in containers that prevent access by wild animals.

▶ Do not feed wildlife or stray animals and discourage them from seeking food near your home. Feed pets indoors.

▶ Use caution around wild animals. Talk to children about not approaching wildlife and to tell an adult if they see a wild animal.

▶ Do not leave puppies, kittens and other small pets outdoors, even in a fenced area.

▶ If your pet fights with a wild animal, put gloves on before handling the pet. Call your vet or health department for advice.

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