Another Rabid Skunk Located in Killeen

Killeen Animal Services Officers responded to the 4200 block of E. Stagecoach Road on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in reference to a dog killing a skunk in the backyard of a residence. The skunk was picked up and per protocol it was processed for testing at the Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Laboratory.

The Texas Department of State Health Services notified the Killeen Animal Services Unit on Friday, March 20, 2015, that the skunk tested POSITIVE for the rabies virus.

It is unknown if the skunk bit the dog therefore as a precautionary measure, the dog will be isolated for 45 days.

The Killeen Animal Services Unit will be distributing handouts in the area of the Yowell Ranch Subdivision to ensure the residents are aware of this incident, the potential danger that has been identified and have a chance to prepare.

In the event that you see an animal that appears to be sick or acting peculiar, 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.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department


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