Reports Of 'Zombie' Raccoons Scare Homeowners & Puzzle PolicePolice in Ohio received 14 calls in March from homeowners who said that raccoons were spotted standing upright on their back legs and showing off their fangs.
Mesquite Confirms Distemper Outbreak In WildlifeMesquite Animal Control picked up a raccoon near DeBusk Park and Military Parkway that tested positive for the virus, the city said.
Mesquite Officials Warning About Possible Distemper OutbreakOfficials in Mesquite are warning that there a possible outbreak of distemper in raccoons in their area. When transmitted, distemper can attack the nervous system and cause personal pets to act aggressively.
North Texas Animal Sanctuary Gets 10 New Big CatsEight months after a distemper outbreak began at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie the sanctuary is welcoming more than a dozen new big cats.
Virus Outbreak That Killed 7 North Texas Big Cats Appears Over A spokeswoman for a North Texas animal sanctuary where seven big cats have died of a virus says the worst of the outbreak appears to be over even though some cats still show symptoms.
Seventh Big Cat Dies From Distemper At Wylie Animal SanctuaryA distemper outbreak has killed another large tiger in Wylie. The virus has now taken the lives of seven large cats at In-Sync Exotics.
7th Big Cat Dies At Texas Animal Refuge From VirusA tiger described as the "soul" of a North Texas animal sanctuary has become the seventh big cat to die from an outbreak of a fatal virus.
100 Dogs Stay At Shelter; Diagnosed With Distemper Concerned resident say documents show 100 dogs were diagnosed with distemper after leaving one Fort Worth Animal Shelter.
3rd Big Cat Dies At North Texas Animal SanctuaryCanine distemper has claimed the life of a third big cat at an animal sanctuary in Wylie. A spokeswoman for In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center says a male tiger named Abrams died Monday.
Fort Worth City Council Briefed On Animal Shelter After CBS 11 I-Team InvestigationCity leaders are taking a closer look at the Fort Worth animal shelter, after CBS 11 reported some of its animals came down with distemper.
I-Team Investigation Prompts Fort Worth City Council To Look Into Animal ShelterAs a result of the I-Team investigation, the city council will get a full briefing on the matter from the shelter's veterinarian and the code compliance director next week.
Citizens Demand Action After Some Dogs Adopted From City Shelter Die Of DistemperAfter a CBS-11 I-Team investigation, some people in Fort Worth went to city hall Tuesday night demanding action at the city's animal shelter.