"We know the dog had one shot in 2000, but we're not sure if that was the first inoculation or the second," said Debby Leddy, director of Animal Control.
"If it was only the first that would not be sufficient protection against the disease."
At least five dogs have had to be euthanized this year because they were not current on rabies shots.Leddy
said this was only the second skunk to test positive for rabies in that area, but suspects there are many more unreported cases.The 11th skunk to test positive this year was found on Burke Hollow Road, between Trinity and Nolensville.
The majority of rabid skunks have been found in the Spring Hill and Thompson's Station area.
"I've always thought there are just as many in" in the Nolensville/College Grove area, Leddy
said."Because this area is more rural the skunks aren't as visible.In Thompson's Station there are more buildings and houses and the skunks can be seen easier."
Because of the high number of rabid skunks reported in the county Animal Control
will offer several rabies clinics in the coming months.
Rabies clinics will be held on Aug. 31 at Fairview Middle School
, Sept. 28 at the College Grove Senior Center
and on Oct. 26 at Heritage Elementary School
A mobile clinic, reserved for people who can't bring their pets to the regularly scheduled clinics or to their own veterinarian, is available on Sept. 4th, 11th, and 18th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments must be scheduled with Leddy
by calling 790-5590 and must be reserved by Aug. 30.
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