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Posted on: June 24, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Rabid skunk confirmed in western Garland County

HOT SPRINGS – A skunk picked up on June 13 on Brady Mountain Road in western Garland County and sent to the state health laboratory has tested positive for rabies. The case brings the total of positive rabies cases to 7 in Garland County this year to date, as compared to about 18 positives at the same time last year.

The state total for positive rabies cases is currently at 100, with Pulaski County incurring the highest number (26).

Pet owners are reminded to vaccinate all dogs and cats at least four months old against rabies. To report any unusual daytime activity by nocturnal creatures such as skunks or bats, contact Animal Services at 262-2091.

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