Watch Out: Animal Service Warning Pet Owners About Rabies in Bats

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 18:49:00-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WTXL) - Animal services in Lowndes County have started warning pet owners about rabies exposure. 

Lowndes County Animal Services said that three cases have been reported over the last year. On Aug. 1, two dogs were exposed to rabies by playing with a rabid bat. They also said that vaccinations are vital to prevent rabies infections in your pets. 

If you come in contact with a bat, you are asked to call the Lowndes County Health Department at (229) 245-2341.