First Cat with Rabies Confirmed in Larimer County
Saturday the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announced that a kitten was confirmed to have rabies. This is the first positive cat reported in Larimer County since the Health Department was established in 1968. The kitten was born to an unvaccinated barn cat on a rural agricultural property north of Fort Collins. During the time the kitten was infectious, it had bitten or scratched several family members. Three adults and five children are currently receiving rabies vaccine for their exposure.Since May 2012, skunks, bats, raccoons, foxes, and bison have all contracted rabies in Larimer County.