Larimer County is warning people about the dangers of rabid animals and the possibility of infecting pets and people. Officials have seen an unsettling rise in wild animals with the disease.
Two Larimer County residents this week have started preventive vaccinations for rabies as health officials warn of rabies in the county.
A raccoon found in southeast Fort Collins has tested positive for rabies.
Four more skunks have tested positive for rabies in Larimer County.
Larimer County health officials say three more rabid skunks have been found in and around Fort Collins, bringing the total to eight confirmed cases of infected animals in the area.
Five rabid skunks have been found close to neighborhoods in Fort Collins in the past two weeks.
Health officials in Larimer County said two more skunks were confirmed to have rabies in northeast Fort Collins on Friday.
Two bats have tested positive for rabies in Boulder.
Wheat Ridge police have recently been getting several calls from people about sick foxes in the city and have even picked up two dead foxes in the past week.