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Skunk involved in Amado rabies quarantine reportedly dead

TUCSON -The potentially rabid skunk involved in the incident that resulted in the death of four kittens, according to Pima Animal Care Center.

Officials said a woman contacted the shelter on June 4 about a possibly rabid skunk interacting with several pets two weeks prior. PACC removed 15 cats and kittens, and two dogs from the property and placed the animals in quarantine.

Authorities say two of the four kittens who died tested positive for rabies.

According to PACC, the skunk died and was buried. The shelter previously reported that the animal was not recovered.

Pima Animal Care Center

Anyone who gets in contact with possible rabid wildlife is advised to call 520-724-7797.

PACC recommends pet owners to make sure that their pets are current on their rabies vaccinations. For more information, visit nokillpimacounty.org.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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