Animal control officers should be notified when animals or wildlife appear to be exhibiting signs of rabies. Abnormal behavior or abnormal movement that might indicate rabies includes:
Animal Control staff will humanely euthanize the wild animal when it may have exposed people or other animals to rabies. Animal Control staff will then send the animal for rabies testing at the Department of State Health Services Laboratory in Austin. Animal rabies test results are typically available with 48 hours. Testing is done Monday through Friday during normal business hours, except for a few national holidays.