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Rabies outbreak spurs Flagstaff pet quarantine

FLAGSTAFF — Coconino County supervisors have approved a pet quarantine across parts of Flagstaff while the county health department battles a rabies outbreak in the local wild animal population.

The plan approved Tuesday requires pet owners to keep dogs and cats on their property or leashed for 90 days while edible vaccines are distributed across parts of Flagstaff. It also restricts feeding and interacting with wildlife and requires homeowners not to leave pet food outside overnight.

Rabies has been confirmed in 21 wild animals in the area since November and at least two people have received rabies shots after they were bitten by foxes carrying the fatal disease. Last week, a rabid skunk attacked a child but didn’t puncture the skin.

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