Warning issued after authorities discovered a fox that may have died of rabies infection

Grand Prairie, Texas – Authorities are informing pet owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that a six-fox was discovered in Grand Prairie at the intersection of S. Carrier Pkwy. and E. Sandra Ln., which is believed to have died as a result of a rabies infection.

The fox was picked up on April 14 by Animal Control and conducted a rabies test on the dead animal. Despite the fact that the findings of the rabies test were ambiguous, authorities still don’t rule out the possibility that the virus was the cause of death.

Authorities are urging anyone who might have recently been bitten or scratched by a fox to seek medical attention as soon as possible since exposure to rabies may occur as a result of animal bites or scratches.

Health officials are also urging residents who think that their pet has been exposed to the ill fox to call their veterinarian as soon as possible.

texasstandard.news contributed to this report.

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