The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a second positive test result for the rabies virus after dogs in the Brown Canyon area encountered a skunk and killed it. These dogs were vaccinated against the rabies virus and are placed on a home quarantine as a precaution.
Santa Cruz County is experiencing a significant number of positive rabies cases which may migrate towards Cochise County.
The Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division is advising to not let your dogs run loose in open areas and keep them on a leash when walking outside of your fence/residential boundaries.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to have their dogs vaccinated and get booster shots as needed. Locations that provide rabies shots include your local veterinarian’s.
If you see an animal acting suspiciously do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 432-9500.