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HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Hurst is urging pet owners to make sure their pet vaccinations are up to date after a skunk tested positive for rabies.
Hurst Animal Services officers responded to a report of a skunk in the 2100 block of Precinct Line Road on Thursday and captured the skunk.
The skunk showed no sign of fear or defensive behavior, leading the animal control officers to suspect it might be rabid.
The skunk was euthanized and later tested positive for rabies through the Texas Department of State Health Services lab in Austin.
Hurst Animal Services is now reminding residents that anyone who has contact with wild animals should use caution. Carefully observe any pets that may have been in contact with any wild animal. Residents are advised to always keep their pets under personal control and observation when outside.
Anyone observing any animal they suspect to be rabid should avoid contact.
Anyone believing they have observed or come in contact with any animal they believe may be rabid should contact Hurst Animal Services 817-788-7216 or the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Program at 512-776-7255.
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