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Kerr County announces first confirmed animal rabies case for 2019

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KERR COUNTY – A bat was discovered on a property located in the 2000 block of Bandera Highway on August 20th by the owners of the property.



The bat was found by the property owner’s family dog according to KCAS director Reagan Givens, and there is a suspicion that there might have been contact between the animals.





The bat was tested on August 20th and confirmed for rabies. It was confirmed on Thursday, August 22nd.

“You never know when a wild animal will visit,” Givens advised. “Make sure to keep your pets vaccinated against rabies.”

This is the first confirmed for 2019 in Kerr County.





In 2018 there were at least 8 animal rabies cases reported in Kerr County. one in 2017, and 35 in 2016.

Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and pets when it comes to rabies, keep a watchful eye on pets and be very cautious around wild animals.

This includes no outside feeding and handling of any animals that haven’t be vaccinated against the rabies virus.





For questions or concerns contact the Kerr County Rabies and Animal Control Services at 830-257-3100, animalcontrol@co.kerr.tx.us, or visit their website here.

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