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Rabid skunk found in Killeen

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Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:42 pm

A skunk captured in Killeen after it scratched a dog tested positive for rabies, according to the Killeen Police Department.

Animal Control officers went to the 4500 block of Lonesome Dove on Sunday in reference to a dog that had been scratched by a skunk. The skunk was captured and per protocol, it was processed for testing, police said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services notified Animal Control on Tuesday the skunk had tested positive for the rabies virus.

Animal Control officers will distribute handouts in the area of Lonesome Dove to ensure residents are aware of the incident.

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