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Precautions BY JUDY WUTHRICH This year in Grant County, there have been two bobcats that have tested positive with rabies. There are simple precautions to prevent your pet from being exposed to rabies. The most important one is to have your pet vaccinated. Our local animal shelter offers reducedfee vaccination clinics, on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. If your unvaccinated pet is exposed to rabies, the disease is 100% fatal. Another simple measure is to keep your yard clear of animal attractions. Leaving food out to feed wild animals only attracts more species that can be potential carriers of rabies. Spaying or neutering your pet will also prevent unwanted animal guests from lingering in your yard. If you see abnormal behavior in an animal, report to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish at 575-388-0770. For emergencies, call 911. Do you have a local animal rescue story? Call Judy Wuthrich 313-4286 or e-mail dithle@hotmail.com.

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Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2009  

Featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, businesses and lifestyles. Includes the Silver C...

Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2009  

Featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, businesses and lifestyles. Includes the Silver C...

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