Rabid bat warning issued for Pasadena residents, pets
So far 15 bats have tested positive for rabies, said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Last year the department recorded 38 cases of rabid bats, a jump from a high of 12 in previous years. Dog and cat owners are asked to make sure their pets’ vaccinations are current.
“If you see a bat, never touch it,” Pasadena public health officer Eric Walsh said in a statement.
Residents who see a bat that may be rabid are asked to contact the Pasadena Humane Society at (626) 792-7151 to have it captured. Residents who come in contact with a bat should contact the Pasadena Public Health Department Nursing Unit immediately at (626) 744-6089.
-- Adolfo Flores, Times Community News