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PACC: Kittens quarantined for rabies exposure in Amado

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 12:31:02-04

AMADAO, Ariz. — Pima Animal Care Center received a call that several animals that had possibly been exposed to rabies from a rabid skunk in Amado.

PACC are currently treating all exposed animals.

Animal protection officers removed 15 cats and kittens from a home, and two dogs.

The cats and kittens will be in quarantine for 120 days for the lack of rabies vaccinations. Four kittens have died, two tested positive for rabies.

The two dogs are in quarantine for 45 days.

The owner and any exposed people are currently being treated for the rabies virus.

The skunk has died, PACC representative Nikki Reck said Wednesday.

Anyone can report rabies to the Health Department by calling 520-724-7797.

For more information about PACC or for vaccination clinics, click here.