(Front Royal, Virginia) After a cold, snowy winter, warmer weather is here, and spring is finally within reach. Wild animals become more active, and people and their pets begin spending more time outdoors. That increases the chance for interactions with wild animals, and the potential for exposure to rabies. The Warren County Health Department reminds everyone that the best way to prevent rabies is to avoid interactions with wild animals, and have your animals vaccinated. Unfortunately, rabies is regularly found in wild animals in the area. Any mammal can become infected with rabies, and interactions with wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, opossum, and others put you and your pets and other domestic animals at risk. Please be sure that the animals you care about are protected from rabies by keeping their rabies vaccinations up to date.