The City of Lubbock Health Department received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services, formerly the Texas Department of Health (TDH), that a bat tested positive for rabies. A neighborhood cat found and played with the bat.
This is the first positive bat in 2004, and the first bat confirmed for rabies since 2002. A skunk in Lubbock county tested positive for rabies in June 2003.
This alert is being issued to increase public awareness:
For more information, contact Animal Control at (806) 775-2712 , or call your veterinarian.