A skunk found in College Station has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found in the backyard of a residence in the 3800 block of Westfield Drive, in south College Station on Friday.
Anyone that thinks that they or their animal may have come in contact with the skunk is asked to contact Lt. Scott Simpson at 764-3610 or The College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 as soon as possible.
Two of the resident’s dogs are known to have come into contact with the skunk, and have since been given rabies vaccination boosters and are being quarantined for observation. No known contact with humans is suspected, but it is possible that other animals in the neighborhood may have come into contact with this skunk.
College Station Animal Control Officers have been doing a neighborhood canvas, trying to alert all nearby residents. If your animal came into contact with any skunk, it is probable that they would have been sprayed and would have had a strong skunk odor about them. If you live in the Westfield area, and your animal has had a skunk smell on it between Wednesday, March 15, and Friday March 17, call either number listed above.
Rabies is a serious illness and there is no cure. While there is no reason to panic, this is an attempt to identify any other persons or animals that may have been exposed.