A bat submitted from Port au Prince Drive off of Lakeshore Drive has tested positive for rabies, bringing the total number of positive rabies cases in Garland County to 11.
Garland and Pope County lead the state in number of positive rabies cases at this time. Pope County has 14. Currently, there are 99 total positive cases reported in the State of Arkansas.
Pet owners are reminded to vaccinate all dogs and cats at least four months old to protect them from rabies. After the first one-year vaccine is administered, a 3-year vaccine will suffice. To report any unusual daytime activity by nocturnal creatures such as skunks or bats, call Hot Springs Animal Services, 262-2091.