A seventh rabid bat was reportedly found in Will County on Sept. 16 in a New Lenox residence. Officials said a dog, living in the residence, killed the bat in the backyard. The residents used their hands to pull the bat out of the dog’s mouth and contacted the Will County Animal Control.
The bat was picked up and tested positive for rabies on Sept. 19. The two dogs in the household are current on rabies vaccinations. The residents of the home, a husband and wife, have been advised to begin PEP treatment since both of them handled the rabid bat and had contact with the dog’s mouth to free the bat.