STEPHENVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas health officials say a 6-month-old puppy at an animal shelter in Stephenville has tested positive for rabies.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the tan and white lab mix was housed from Jan. 3-15 at the Erath County Humane Society in Stephenville, about 90 miles southwest of Dallas.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Special Session For Texas Legislature Starts July 8
It is unclear at this time how the puppy got the virus but officials said anyone who interacted with the dog should be tested.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
According to the CDC, about 5,000 animals — mostly wildlife — test positive for rabies each year. In 2017, 399 cases of rabid animals reported were domestic and 4,055 were wild.MORE NEWS: North Texas Getting Brief Break From Above-Normal High Temps
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