Skunk Tested Positive for Rabies in Mountain Ranch, CA

Mountain Ranch, CA…On October 5, 2020, Calaveras Animal Services investigated a complaint of a lethargic skunk in the 6500 Block of Railroad Flat Road, in Mountain Ranch, CA. The skunk was transported to Animal Services and euthanized by Animal Control Officers on October 5, 2020.

The skunk was sent to San Joaquin Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing on October 5, 2020. The test came back positive for rabies on October 7, 2020. All animals on site have been recommended to receive rabies boosters. All agencies have been appropriately notified.

If you see a wild animal that you believe is sick or injured please contact the Calaveras County Trapper at 209-754-6504 Ext. 3, or Calaveras Animal Services at 209-754-6509. To protect human health and safety wild animals should not be handled but their locations should be reported immediately.

If anyone believes their animal(s) may have come in contact with this skunk please contact our office at 209-754-6509.

Please remember to keep your pets’ rabies vaccination up to date. This is vital for the health and well-being of your pets and family members. If your animals are not currently vaccinated please contact your veterinarian right away.