First Rabies Case of the Year Confirmed

For the second year in a row, Hansford County is the home to the first confirmed rabies case of the year.

Authorities say a rabid skunk was found on a ranch out in the county.

Witnesses said they saw the skunk during the middle of the day, which is rare for the nocturnal animal.

Several hours later it was found dead in a horse pen.

Veterinarians are urging you to make sure your pets and livestock are up to date on their necessary vaccination shots.