Rabid bat found in Cary home

From staff reportsAugust 6, 2013 

— A rabid bat was found in a Cary home Saturday, marking the town’s second reported case of rabies this year.

The bat was found in a home in the 200 block of Hampton Lee Court, according to a news release from the town. It was taken to the State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh, and rabies was confirmed.

No one came in contact with the bat, according to the release, and officials don’t believe a dog who lives at the home came in contact with the animal. The dog was up to date on its vaccinations.

“Fortunately, we had a responsible pet owner and the dog is not at risk for contracting rabies,” Police Maj. Tony Godwin said in a statement. “It is imperative that all pets, including those who stay indoors, are properly vaccinated against this disease.”

Cary’s first reported rabies case of the year was last month, when a rabid fox was found in a residential neighborhood.

The town is reminding residents to be careful around suspicious animals. Cary Animal Control can be reached at 919-319-4517.

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