Rabies found in a bat caught by a cat

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

A bat has been tested positive for rabies in Slave Lake.

Slave Lake Veterinary Services says a few days ago a cat had killed and brought home the diseased bat.

Patti Steeves with the clinic says the cat was vaccinated right away and did not catch rabies.

Steeves says if a pet does kill a bat, clinic staff encourage pet owners to wear gloves and place the bat in a Ziploc bag and bring it into the clinic for testing.

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