Rabid Skunk in Yowell Ranch Subdivision

Killeen Animal Services confirms reports of rabid skunk in Killeen.

On Monday, March 2, 2015, Killeen Animal Services Officers recovered a skunk in the Yowell Ranch subdivision. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the skunk was shipped to the Texas Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories be tested and on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Killeen Animal Services was notified that the Rabies test had come with a positive result. It is unknown if the skunk had contact with any humans or animals.

The Killeen Animal Services would like to inform the citizens that in the event that you see an animal that appears to be sick or acting peculiar, to please contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830 to have an Animal Services Officer respond. Please do not attempt to handle the animal as it could be infectious.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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