A skunk that “showed no sign of fear or defensive behavior” tested positive for rabies in Hurst last week.
A Hurst Animal Services officer caught the skunk near the 2100 block of Precinct Line Road on Saturday, according to a Hurst news release. Animal Services suspected it was rabid because of its unusual behavior, so it was euthanized and tested positive for rabies by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The city urged every cat and dog owners to have their pets vaccinated and keep them up to date, and the city wants residents to use caution around wild animals and avoid ones acting abnormally.
If you have seen or come in contact with an animal that may be rabid, contact Hurst Animal Services at 817-788-7216 or the Department of State Health Services at 512-776-7255.