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Foxes that don't appear frightened by humans may be suffering from canine distemper. Experts recommend avoiding such animals. -- R-E photo by Jen Cullen

Canine distemper spreading 'like wildfire' in Red Wing

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A local veterinarian urged Red Wing residents to steer clear of sickly looking raccoons and foxes, saying the animals likely suffer from an outbreak of canine distemper.

"It is so contagious and so infectious from one to another," said Bluffs Pet Clinic veterinarian Dr. Darlene Cook.

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