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Skunk with rabies found in NLR

On March 30, a live skunk was observed acting erratic near the 800 block of Buttercup Street in the Levy neighborhood in North Little Rock. The skunk was captured and sent to the Arkansas Department of Health for testing.

Earlier today, the North Little Rock Animal Control was notified that the skunk tested positive for the rabies virus.

In accordance with North Little Rock Animal Control’s standard operating protocol when a test returns positive, the city will be placing “Rabies Warning” flyers on doors for a few blocks in every direction in addition to notification of the press via this release and social media outlets.

No known contact between the skunk and any humans or other animals occurred, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the city of North Little Rock.

“North Little Rock Animal control officers will be working late tonight and city employees have all been instructed to pay special attention in the area,” reads the release.

Beyond awareness of surroundings, no immediate action is necessary by residents. If they have any questions they may call NLR Animal Control at 501-791-8577.

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