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Rabid Skunks Found In Rusk County

      The first cases of rabies has been confirmed in Rusk county.  Two rabid skunks were discovered in the past week. Earlier this week, one was found west of Henderson, near Overton after dogs killed it when it wandered into a kennel. Then on Wednesday, a second rabid skunk was found in the Henderson area. Some other places where rabid skunks have been reported: Smith, Cherokee and Nacogdoches counties.

     To protect your family, animal control officers say you should never feed or pet wild animals. You should have your pets vaccinated against rabies. And, if you're bitten by a sick animal immediately go to the emergency room.

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