Family decides to put down pups after they tangle with rabid skunk

elaine | April 6, 2011

Yesterday we told you about a situation in which two dogs in Eastern El Paso County tangled with a rabid skunk over the weekend leaving their owner facing some serious decisions; spend thousands in boarding fees to keep her dogs in quarantine or humane euthanasia.
Today the owner, Deanna Weatherford decided she had no choice but [...]

Dogs in Calhan bitten by a rabid skunk

elaine | April 5, 2011

A pair of dogs in Calhan have been bitten by a rabid skunk and may have been exposed to the fatal disease.
The two small dogs got into a scuffle with the skunk over the weekend and were wounded by the wild animal. The dogs were brought to their veterinarian for treatment; the wounds were minor, [...]

Get your dog vaccinated against rabies!

elaine | September 1, 2009

  Six rabid skunks have been found in El Paso County.   This is an important issue for all pet owners and a wake up call to anyone who hasn’t had their pet vaccinated.  We haven’t seen skunk rabies in this area since 1970, but now the state has confirmed 26 skunks infected with rabies  This [...]

Dealing with a smelly situation.

elaine | September 1, 2009

Yesterday evening I was out walking my three dogs as I always do when I get home from work.  Normally it’s a very relaxing time that both the dogs and I enjoy very much, as we stroll down the country roads near our home. Yesterday was a little different.  As we were walking, my puppy [...]