Hallsburg: Rabid Skunk Attacks Family Dog

HALLSBURG (April 10, 2013)—A skunk that attacked a Hallsburg family’s dog on April 5 tested positive for rabies, Mart veterinarian Dr. Mark Range said in a press release Wednesday.

The dog killed the skunk, but not before it was bitten on the ear, Range said.

The dog was started on post-exposure vaccination for rabies and was quarantined at home for 90 days, Range said.

No human exposure was reported, he said.

Rabid skunks have been found this year in Bell, Coryell, Hamilton,
Hill, Lampasas and McLennan Counties.

A Waco woman was bitten by a feral cat that later tested positive for rabies.

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