Yuba City, Ca.
On July 23, 2017 a deceased bat was found lying on a dogs’ outdoor bedding located on the porch of a home in the vicinity of Lytle and South Butte.
The bat was collected by Sutter Animal Services Authority and was submitted for rabies testing through the Sutter County Health Department and it was found to be rabid.
The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) states on their website “Avoid contact with wild animals. Put screens on all windows and use chimney caps. Place draft-guards beneath doors to ensure that all doors to the outside close tightly. Do not keep doors or unscreened windows open, especially if people are sleeping. Evacuate any room with a live bat and close the door”.
Contact Sutter Animal Services Authority (SASA) at: 530-822-7375 immediately if there is a live or dead bat inside or outside your home. Never touch bats, especially if appearing sick or dead. Keep your pets' rabies vaccinations up-to-date.
For more information on rabies:
San Francisco Public Health Communicable Disease control and Public Health: http://www.sfcdcp.org/rabies.html and California Department of Public Health: https://archive.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/rabies.aspx