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Puppies face threat from rabies, veterinarian says

A veterinarian is looking over a dog Friday in White County, several days after two puppies were attacked by a skunk. (Source: KARK) A veterinarian is looking over a dog Friday in White County, several days after two puppies were attacked by a skunk. (Source: KARK)
BEEBE, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

A Central Arkansas woman said this week that it is important for people to have their animals vaccinated, especially after her boyfriend's two puppies were attacked by a skunk in White County. 

According to a report from Little Rock television station KARK, Melissa Everett said the puppies were attacked in the Antioch area of Beebe. 

"Scratched up their eyes and noses and stuff," Everett said. 

A local veterinarian, Dr. Michael Liles, told the station that while it is a state law for dogs to be vaccinated for rabies on a yearly basis, an added problem is that puppies typically cannot be vaccinated until they are 16 weeks old.

Liles said the vaccinations can help protect an animal from the disease. 

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