CHICAGO (CBS) — The office of Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) advised Beverly residents to use caution with their pets, after a rabid bat was found last week.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, a bat was found in the 9900 block of South Hoyne Avenue, O’Shea’s office said on Facebook. The bat was submitted for an exam and determined to be rabid by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory, the alderman’s office said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
O’Shea’s office reminded residents to keep dogs, cats, and other pets on a leash when out of their homes.READ MORE: Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting From CPD POD Camera Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
Anyone with a pet without a current rabies vaccination should see a licensed veterinarian immediately to get one, the alderman’s office said.MORE NEWS: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
People are also reminded not to handle any bats or other wild animals. Anyone who finds bats should call the city at 311 to report to Animal Control.