Skunk tests positive for rabies

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department received word this afternoon that a skunk found in Lexington has tested positive for rabies. The skunk was captured earlier this week by Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control on a property on Pleasant Grove Road. The health department posted signs in the area on Friday to notify residents of the discovery. 

LFCHD officials continue to remind residents to make certain their pets have a current rabies vaccination. There does not appear to be any contact between neighborhood animals and the skunk, but officials ask that residents keep watch on their pets.

Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite. State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination.

Learn more about LFCHD’s rabies control program at

Republished from Lexington-Fayette Health Department.