THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Q - Can a raccoon, squirrel, coyote, or skunk have rabies?

Although all of these mammals, as well as cats and dogs, are capable of carrying the rabies virus, bats are the only known wild animal carrier of rabies in British Columbia. So, there is no risk of getting rabies from raccoons, squirrels, coyotes or skunks in B.C. However, in other provinces like Ontario, these species do pose a rabies risk.

For more information about rabies click here.

 

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