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-PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT-
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a raccoon that tested positive for the rabies virus. Area residents are asked to be extremely cautious around wild animals, and to closely monitor their pets. This includes no outside feeding and no handling of any animal that has not been vaccinated against the rabies virus.
If you see any stray animal, or suspect any animal of being rabid, please contact our dispatch at (830) 796-3771, or call 911 if it’s an emergency.
Authority – Sheriff Daniel Butts
*There have been four incidents of wild animals, three raccoons and a fox, testing positive for Rabies in Bandera County. Please make sure your personal pets, including puppies and kittens over 3 months old, are current on their rabies vaccines. Puppies and kittens that are not vaccinated should not be left outside unattended, they are very vunerable to an attack should they encounter rabid wild life.
The AAEP recommends that horses also stay current with annual rabies vaccines.
If you see a wild or unfamiliar animal on your property do not touch it, if it looks sick or injured please call the Bandera County Sheriff's Department at (830) 796-3771 or 911 if it is an emergency.