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(Neb.) - Rabid skunk attacks dogs near Gering

By: John Thayer Posted at: 05/05/2012 06:56 AM
GERING, Neb. (AP) - Officials say two dogs attacked by a skunk near Gering had to be euthanized because of rabies.
   
The attacks happened last week. One dog was in a kennel at a house. The other dog was at nearby house.
    
The skunk that attacked the dog in the kennel was shot and tested positive for rabies. The other dog was euthanized after it showed signs of having rabies.
    
It was not clear if the same skunk attacked both dogs.
    
Scotts Bluff County Health Director Bill Wineman says it's the third positive rabies test involving a skunk since February. He says it's a reminder to residents to stay away from wild animals and to make sure all pets are vaccinated against the disease.
    
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     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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