Sixth case of rabies confirmed for the year in Polk Co.

Polk County
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POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section has confirmed today the sixth positive rabies case in the county for the year.

Deputies received a call on Wednesday from a dog owner that her boxer had a bat in its mouth. When the boxer dropped the bat, the owner killed it with a shovel.

The bat was collected and tested for rabies by animal control. The test came back positive for rabies.

The boxer is currently being vaccinated for rabies and received a rabies booster shot.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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