Arapahoe County Animal Services is asking the public to be cautious of downed or sick birds in their area and to take extra precautions if they encounter one.
In the past few weeks, officials have recorded a spike in the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among birds in the area. So far this year, avian flu has been detected in both red tail hawks and geese in Arapahoe County, and Animal Services is experiencing an increase in calls for sick, injured or deceased birds. Animal Services and Public Health warn residents not to touch a downed or deceased bird and leave it alone. Please contact Arapahoe Animal Services at 720-874-6750 ext. 4 if you have any questions. If you think you have been exposed to an ill bird, please contact Public Health at 303-795-4584.
For more information, go to: https://www.arapahoegov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2841