Bats can be found throughout San Bernardino County. While they are fascinating to watch, especially since they are the only mammal that can fly naturally, they can pose a major health risk. Every year bats in San Bernardino County test positive for RABIES!
Never touch a bat that you come across. If you suspect that you or your pets have had close contact to a bat, contact Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609. If your dog or cat has not been vaccinated for rabies and you live in an area that bats frequent, we strongly recommend that you have them vaccinated. Contact your veterinarian regarding the vaccination of other pets that you may have.
State law requires that all dogs 3 months or older receive the rabies vaccination.