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Goshen County veterinarians are urging locals to get their pets vaccinated after rabies outbreak

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A rabies outbreak in Goshen County has veterinarians and health department officials asking locals to vaccinate their pets.
 
The first cases of rabies began in December when a Hawk Springs man was bit by a feral cat. Since then, the disease has spread with 35 positive cases in animals and half a dozen people have also been treated for rabies exposure.

With the numbers going up, veterinarians have organized a vaccination clinic for animals including livestock.

Goshen County veterinarian Mike Meeboer says vaccinations are the most important tool in prevention.

"If your dog or cat has an altercation with a rabid animal, it makes all the difference in the world if they are vaccinated," says Meeboer.
 
The rabies clinic will be held this Saturday at the Fairground Pavilion in Torrington from 9 a.m. until noon. Prices will be $5 each for small animals and  $10 each for livestock.

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