HOT SPRINGS – A bat picked up on Monday from an area near the 1400 block of Airport Road was sent to the state health laboratory and has tested positive for rabies. The case brings the total of positive rabies cases to 8 in Garland County this year to date. The state total for positive rabies cases is currently at 113.
Pet owners are reminded to vaccinate all dogs and cats at least four months old against rabies. To report any unusual daytime activity by nocturnal creatures such as skunks or bats, contact Animal Services at 262-2091.