Kevin Young

Hurst on Alert After Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies

The city of Hurst has issued an alert after a second dead skunk tested positive for rabies.

Hurst Animal Services found the dead skunk Sunday on Montreal Drive. The skunk’s body was collected and tested positive for rabies.

This is the second skunk in Hurst to test positive for rabies in a two-week period.

Hurst officials urge pet owners to make sure their dogs and cats are up to date with their shots. They say this is the first line of defense to human infection.

Symptoms of rabies include, but are not limited to: lethargy, fever, vomiting, full or partial paralysis, seizures, excessive salivation, aggression, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and any other abnormal behavior.

If you have seen any animals that display these symptoms, call Hurst Animal Services at 817-788-7216.

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