Two rabid bats found in Georgetown

 

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Two bats found on the north side of Georgetown last week have tested positive for rabies.

The city of Georgetown says the bats were found on Sept. 7 and Sept 9. Animal control officers do not believe that any people had contact with the bat or have been exposed to rabies from the bats

“Not all sick bats have rabies and not all rabid bats appear sick,” says Kelly Thyssen, animal control officer with the Georgetown Police Department. “If you find a bat, especially if it is inside your home, in an area that a child has access to, in a room with a sleeping person, or if your pet potentially had contact with it, please call us.”

To report a bat or other animal that you believe may have rabies, call the 24-hour number for the Georgetown Police Department at (512) 930-3510.

The city wants to remind residents to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. The Georgetown Animal Shelter is hosting a low-cost vaccine clinic on Sept. 24.

 

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