Rabid skunk found dead in west Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Heath says a skunk found dead in west Little Rock was rabid.

The department said Friday that the skunk was found dead in the backyard of a home off Arkansas 10 and that the skunk was likely killed by a dog at the home. State public-health veterinarian Susan Weinstein said the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccination. She says the dog was quarantined as a precaution and given a booster shot as required by the Rabies Control Act.

Health officials say 134 rabies cases have been recorded throughout the state so far in 2013.

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