4th rabid animal euthanized in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - A dog in western Alaska has been diagnosed with rabies, bringing the total number of recent cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to four.
The three foxes and the dog were found in the communities of Nightmute, Alakanuk and Bethel. All have been euthanized.
Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Laurie Meythaler-Mullins tells KYUK Public Media in Bethal that three other dogs were also euthanized. That’s because they were all bitten by rabid foxes. Meythaler-Mullins says none of the dogs were vaccinated.
State law mandates that all dogs, cats and ferrets over fourth months old must be vaccinated. Meythaler-Mullins has been vaccinating pets in all three communities.
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