TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two skunks captured in Cochise County have tested positive for rabies.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said the first skunk was captured in Hereford July 11. The second was foun in Fort Huachuca Aug. 4.
The CCSO said bats head south this time of the year so residents should make sure their pets are vaccinated.
People and mammals can get rabies from contact with saliva delivered by a bite or scratch from an infected animal. The Health Department recommends taking the following steps to help people reduce the risk of Rabies when outdoors: