Rabid Bat Found In Cooperstown
The Otsego County Health Department announced a bat found in Cooperstown last week tested positive for rabies. Two people came in contact with the bat and are undergoing rabies post-exposure treatment. Officials say to stay away from stray or wild animals and remember that according to state law all dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated for rabies. Unvaccinated pets that come into contact with rabid wildlife must be euthanized or strictly quarantined at the owner's expense for six months so please keep pets up to date on rabies vaccines.