Fourth rabies case this year confirmed in Bandera County


BANDERA – The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office announced to the public today, June 26, that another animal, namely a raccoon, tested positive for the rabies virus.

The incident took place in the 1400 block of State Highway 16 North area of Bandera, according to the sheriff’s office.

Including this raccoon, Bandera County has reported four confirmed cases of rabies this year.

“Area residents are asked to be extremely cautious around wild animals, and to closely monitor their pets,” said the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office. “This includes no outside feeding and no handling of any animal that has not been vaccinated against the rabies virus.”

If anyone sees a stray animal or an animal they suspect of being rabid, they are asked to call dispatch at 830-796-3771.

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