According to Kerr County Animal Services, a dead bat with a confirmed case of rabies was found on Quinlan Creek Drive in Kerrville on August 1st.
The dead bat had verified exposure to one of the family dogs. The dog owner is said to have brought the bat to KCAS to be tested for the disease. The laboratory established a positive rabies result on August 3.
The rabies notice issued by KCAS gives this advice, “You never know when a wild animal will visit. Make sure to keep your pets vaccinated against rabies. Do not attempt to feed or make contact with wildlife or stray cats and dogs. Contact Kerr County Animal Services or Local Law Enforcement.”
You can get more information by calling Kerr County Animal Services, Local Rabies Control Authority, at 830-257-3100. You can also call Zoonosis Control, located in San Antonio, at 210-949-2048.