Rabid bat found in Yuba City

Aug 14, 2015 12:19 PM by News Staff

Authorities in Yuba City have issued a warning after a rabid bat was found in a homeowner’s garage earlier this week.

Sutter Animal Services Authority was notified by a cat owner that their cat had captured and killed a bat in their garage in the area of Rapid Water Way, River Oaks Drive and Lonely Oak Way in Yuba City.

The bat was collected by animal services and submitted to the Sutter County Health Department Laboratory for rabies testing. Test results came back positive Thursday.

The cat is in a 30 day mandated quarantined at the Sutter Animal Services Authority Shelter.

If you encounter bats, do not attempt to handle them and contact local animal services.


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