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AMARILLO –  The spring and summer months bring warm weather and outdoor activities for Amarillo residents. This can also mean a higher possibility of coming into contact with animals.

“With more people being outside and enjoying the outdoors, now is a good time to remind the public of being safe when it comes to their animals and wild animals,” said City of Amarillo (COA) Director of Animal Management & Welfare (AAMW) Victoria Medley. “It is important not to touch or approach an unfamiliar animal. Pet owners should not let their animals roam freely. Unfortunately, rabies is a reality when it comes to the spring and summer months. We want people to be aware and be safe around animals.”

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