"What we're seeing right now is foaming at the mouth, running around in a circle, laying on the ground not being able to get up and of course not eating or drinking," says Terry Davis, Supervisor of Animal Control in Clyde.
It's not rabies. But this viral infection affecting wild animals in Callahan County could soon spread to precious domestic animals - including your pets.
Davis says, "We do have the distemper outbreak right now. So our main concern right now is to try and get that under control as best we can."
Distemper is a highly contagious airborne disease that's nearly impossible to cure.
"It is actually a deadly disease. It will kill them," says Davis.
About fifty cases have been confirmed in the Clyde area in the last few weeks. As of yet, no domestic animals have been infected.
Davis says, "The public needs to know that they need to go vaccinate their dogs. That will control a lot of it right there. At least it will keep it out of the canines anyway."
Officials first got reports of wild foxes and raccoons experiencing rabies-like symptoms. After sending several to be tested, they came back with canine distemper.
Davis says, "I've been doing this for 18 years and i've never had anything like this," adding "with the drought, it brings all the animals into the city because your water sources, your food sources - it's bringing them all into the city now. And that's where they're getting it from, they're in close contact now. So with an airborne disease, it spreads pretty fast."