There have been 14 cases of rabid bats in Will County this year, surpassing last year’s record of 13.
The head of animal control in Will County says he is concerned about the rising number of rabid bats found in homes this summer.
The Will County Health Department says a Naperville family is beginning a series of rabies shots – after a rabid bat was found flying around their home.
The Will County Health Department says more rabid bats have been found in the garage attic of a house in Homer Glen, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The problem was discovered July 6 when one of the residents of the home on the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen saw a bat flop into his garage, then trapped it with a bucket and notified animal control.
A resident in the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen watched a bat flop into his garage then trapped it with a bucket and notified animal control, according to a statement from the Will County Health Department.
Will County Health Department officials say the Wilmington resident found a bat on a property in the 23000 block of Highway 113 on Monday and attempted to “provide it with a drink of water.”
An Illinois organ transplant recipient is receiving anti-rabies shots after another recipient from the same donor died of the disease.
Kane County officials say the county expects to spend $30,000 to correct a mistake. Tens of thousands of court notices were wrongly sent out about dogs that supposedly were not vaccinated for rabies.
Residents in Lake County are being warned about rabid bats after two house cats killed a bat inside a home in Lake Villa this week.