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    Wild or Domestic Animal Bites Should be Reported

    A number of mountain lion attacks in the Evergreen/Conifer area has prompted public health and animal control agencies in Jefferson County to remind everyone, that all wild animal or domestic pet bites or attacks must be reported to the local animal control agency or the local health department. In Jefferson County, please call Jefferson County Animal Control at 303 271 5070 orJefferson County Public Health’s Animal-borne Disease Program at 303 271 5700 to report an animal bite incident.

    Reporting is important as animal bites can spread rabies, a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. In order to keep your family and pets safe, everyone is asked to have their cats, dogs, ferrets, and valuable livestock vaccinated for rabies and keep those vaccinations up to date. Foothills Animal Shelter offers vaccinations for your dog or cat twice a week. Please visit their website or call 303.278.7575 for more information.

    Nancy Braden
    Public Health Communications

    February 27, 2013

    Last Updated: 6-5-2013