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  • Bat at Kirk-Bear Library Tests Positive for Rabies

    Jun 27, 2017 | Read More News
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    A bat that tested positive for rabies was found on Tuesday, June, 27, 2017, around 11:30 am near of the entrance to Kirk-Bear Canyon Library at 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

    At this time, there are no known human or animal contact with the bat nor is it known how long the bat was in the area.  

    • If you, a family member or your pets had contact with a bat near or at the library, immediately notify the Pima County Health Department at (520) 724-7797. Our staff are here to help make sure you and your family are not at risk of getting rabies.

    • Protect your pets.  If your cat or dog is not current on their rabies vaccinations, be sure to vaccinate them as soon as possible.

    • If you see a bat or any other wildlife acting oddly or on the ground, do not touch it. Stay away and immediately notify the Pima Animal Care Center by calling (520) 724-5900. It is not normal for a wild animal to be friendly with people, so stay away from any animal that seems unafraid.

    Rabies is a disease caused by the rabies virus.  People can get rabies from contact with the saliva or from a bite or scratch from an infected animal. It may take a few weeks or years for people to show symptoms. However, once symptoms of rabies start, that person or animal usually does not survive.