Officials say two dogs attacked by a skunk near Gering had to be euthanized because of rabies.
The attacks happened last week.
One dog was in a kennel at a house. The other dog was at nearby house.
The skunk that attacked the dog in the kennel was shot and
tested positive for rabies. The other dog was euthanized after it
showed signs of having rabies.
It was not clear if the same skunk attacked both dogs.
Scottsbluff County Health Director Bill Wineman said it's the
third positive rabies test involving a skunk since February.
He said it's a reminder to residents to stay away from wild animals
and to make sure all pets are vaccinated against the disease.