Puppies face threat from rabies, veterinarian says

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)

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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