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-PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT-
On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a fox that tested positive for the rabies virus. The incident took place in the 2000 block of Thomas Creek Rd., located in Tarpley. 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 seven incidents of wild animals, five raccoons and a fox, testing positive for Rabies in Bandera County in 2019 and one raccoon and one fox in 2020 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 vulnerable 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.