Last week, Terrell Animal control wardens responded to a deceased skunk, reportedly killed by two dogs. The report occurred in the Kings Creek area and was confirmed as accurate.
The skunk is in the top five most likely of North American mammals as potential carriers for rabies. Exercising due diligence, our staff had the carcass securely shipped for testing and results came back positive for rabies.
Both involved dogs will be impounded and vaccinated for rabies. A booster follow-up will also be given to the dogs in the third and eighth week in compliance with State law.
The dogs will be quarantined and maintained in our custody for the next 90 days, as required.
“Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity as observed in animals both domestic and wild and avoid any contact with unknown, unfamiliar or wild animals when at all possible,” Terrell Police Department Captain A.D. Sansom said.