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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Up to 23 rabies cases in Garland County

A bat collected on Friday from Creekview Court, within the City of Hot Springs, was confirmed positive for rabies by the state lab today, bringing Garland County’s total number of confirmed animal rabies cases so far this year to 23. There were no human exposures to the disease.

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 in Hot Springs and Animal Control at 922-6547 in Hot Springs Village.

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