Animal Control put out an alert yesterday about an incident that happened this week in Rogers park. On Monday someone found a bat in their 3rd floor apartment on the 7400 block of N. Hoyne. They called 311. Animal Control came to remove the bat.
The bat was DOA at Animal Control HQ. It was sent to a lab for rabies testing, per normal procedure. The bat tested positive for rabies. This is the 6th rabid bat found in Cook County in 2 weeks. Rabies is not unusual in wild animals, especially at this time of year, but it's a good idea to take a few precautions. Please have your pets vaccinated for rabies. Don't handle dead animals. If you find a living wild animal that if injured or confined, or a dead animal, don't touch it. Call 311 for help or instructions on safe disposal of a dead animal.