Second rabid skunk found in Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Another skunk with rabies has been discovered in Lakewood, police said.

The skunk was found near West 26th Avenue and Simms Street, the Lakewood Police Department said.

The first rabid skunk was recently discovered near Wadsworth Boulevard and West 16th Avenue.

In both cases, the skunks came into contact with dogs, police said.

Five rabid skunks have been found in Jefferson County this year, police said. Police are urging the public to have their pets and livestock updated on vaccines to prevent rabies.

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