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The Texas Department of State Health Services notified the
Midlothian Community Services/ Animal Services division on Wednesday April 26,
2017 that a skunk taken from the Camelot Estates Subdivision tested positive
for rabies. The skunk was killed by dogs who were current on their rabies
vaccinations but, as recommended by the Texas Department of Health Services the
dogs are under a mandatory 45-day quarantine. This is the second skunk that has
tested positive for rabies in the Midlothian area in the past few weeks with the
first from the Rosebud Subdivision in late March.
Once infected, rabies is a virus that has a 100 percent fatality rate when left
untreated in mammals including humans. State
Law requires all cats and dogs over 4 months of age to be current on rabies
vaccinations. Public health officials
recommend the following precautions to protect everyone from exposure to
To report loose animals or sick wildlife, please contact the police non-emergency number at 972-775-3333 or Community Services at 972-775-7614.