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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A rabies outbreak in Carlsbad has prompted a local shelter to suspend efforts to trap feral cats.
Volunteers for the program run by the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter recently trapped a rabid skunk and learned that it had tangled with a group of feral cats. The group traps feral cats in Carlsbad so they can be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and released back into the wild. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
The shelter’s board suspended the program because of the danger last week.
At least a dozen Eddy County residents have been forced to get rabies shots this year, and more than 30 pet dogs have been euthanized because of exposure.

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