Skunk in Waterford Tests Positive for Rabies

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A skunk in Waterford has tested positive for rabies, according to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control. They said the skunk was on North Phillips Street.

Animal control is urging anyone who sees any animals showing neurological symptoms, aggression to humans or the appearance of being drunk to contact the local animal control officer or police department.

A skunk out in the daytime is not cause for alarm unless it is showing other symptoms, according to animal control.

They said dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies and any animal that is not and comes in contact with a rabid animal must be euthanized or placed in quarantine for six months.

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