The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that two foxes collected by Benbrook Animal Control in Benbrook have tested positive for rabies. The foxes were collected during the last week of April and the second week of May. There was one human exposure, and that person is receiving preventative treatment.
There is a possibility that additional foxes and other wild animals may be affected. Tarrant County Public Health recommends:
- Avoid contact with wild animals and with dogs or cats you do not know. Do not approach unfamiliar dogs or cats.
- Ensure pets are vaccinated to protect them and you.
- Restrain your pets; do not allow them to roam.
- Do not touch sick or injured animals.
Texas requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. A licensed veterinarian must administer the vaccination.