Authorities in Henrico are notifying the public that they have a confirmed case of rabies in a bat. A resident in the 6600 block of West Franklin Street contacted animal control after their dog brought a dead bat into their house.
Animal control collected the dead bat, and sent it to the state lab for testing, which came back positive for rabies. This is the first positive rabies case in Henrico County this year.
The only known exposure to rabies was to the dog. The dog is being quarantined in the residence.
Abnormal wildlife behavior in Henrico should be reported to police at (804) 501-5000.