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Clarion County Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies
A skunk found in Clarion County has tested positive for rabies.
Location – Kline Road, Knox, Clarion County
Summary –A skunk was seen staggering onto Kline Road at 10:30 pm. The driver of a car noticed the skunk was not healthy, hit the skunk with his car and submitted the skunk for rabies testing. The skunk tested positive for rabies at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Exposure – No humans or animals were exposed to the skunk.
Rabies Law – Pennsylvania law requires all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity. Failure to comply with the law may result in a fine of up to $300.
For more information, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and search “rabies.”
Contact: Sarah E. Yurisic, 814-332-6890