Horse Vaccination Scam Reported in West Odessa

WEST ODESSA - A scam involving horse vaccinations has been reported in West Odessa.

Residents report that someone is contacting horse owners and telling them there is an outbreak of Strangles. Strangles is an infectious disease in horses.

The person then tells the horse owner there is a shortage of immunizations to treat diseased horses and offers to treat the horse about $15.

Odessa Police, Animal Control and veterinarians say this is a scam. There is no Strangles outbreak in the area.