Second bat in Lee’s Summit tests positive for rabies

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — On Sunday, June 8, 2014 Animal Control Officers recovered a deceased bat from a home in the 1200 block of SW Walnut Street in Lee’s Summit, Mo. As part of the standard procedure, the bat was sent for testing. This address is approximately four miles from the home where the first bat was recovered in the 800 block of NE Chestnut.

On June 10th, 2014 the results came back that the bat had tested positive for rabies. No human or pet contact has been reported to have occurred with the animal.

Residents are reminded to avoid direct contact with any deceased animals or animals that appear to be sick. Pet owners are reminded to have their pets vaccinated against rabies on an annual basis.


  • Sibling of Home Owner/Bat Victim

    Correction to this report: The bat found in the 1200 block of SW Walnut was captured alive and given to Animal Control. It was not deceased.

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