A skunk captured in Copperas Cove on May 29 tested positive for rabies.

Copperas Cove animal control officers caught the animal at 101 W. Avenue F, and it was sent to the Texas Department of Health Laboratory in Austin for testing, according to a news release from the city.

City officials were notified on Monday the skunk was infected with rabies.

“We are requesting that any citizen who believes they or their pet, or has knowledge of a person or animal having any contact with a skunk or other wild animal in this area, should immediately contact the Copperas Cove Animal Control at (254) 547-5584 or the Copperas Cove Police Department after regular business hours at (254) 547-8222,” the release stated.

The city also advises residents to contact health officials in the case of a possible exposure.

Contact Jacob Brooks at jbrooks@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468

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