Rabid Bat Found On Coffeen

Rabid Bat Found On Coffeen

A bat found in the Perkins parking lot on Coffeen Avenue tested positive for rabies.

A local citizen noticed the animal, and rightfully notified animal control, who had the diagnosis confirmed in a laboratory. Community Service Officer, Shannon Kris Walker, said members of the community should heed this warning.

Walker said any bat seen during daylight hours is cause to notify authorities, and sick or injured wild animals should not be handled.

Walker said animals who are not currently vaccinated against rabies should be inoculated immediately. For animals who are current but will need a booster, Sheridan's annual Rabies In The Park event is coming up the first full week of June. Anyone bitten by an unvaccinated or wild animal should seek medical help immediately.

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