Skunk tests positive for Rabies

MISSOULA – On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported the first case of terrestrial (non-bat) rabies in Missoula County in four years. The rabies-infected animal was a skunk captured in the Wye area of Missoula on Sept. 18. Earlier that day a resident noticed the skunk acting abnormally and contacted Animal Control.

MDOL and Missoula City County Animal Control are working together to notify residents of the diagnosis. There are no known cat, dog or human exposures at this time.

The Department of Livestock has issued a 60-day county-wide quarantine for dogs, cats...


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