Area residents who may have had contact with this bat on 9/28/19  -  should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room to discuss concerns, re: possible exposure and the need for post exposure prophylaxis treatment.

Residents in the area of:
1 Cherry Street
American Legion picnic / outdoor area

It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time.  Saliva from infected animals should be considered infectious.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus.  The virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and is transmitted by a bite, or possibly by saliva of an open cut or the eyes.  The disease is transmitted from animals to human or from animals to other animals.  Left untreated, humans can be protected by receiving rabies prophylaxis after exposure.

How can we protect ourselves from rabies?

All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have the vaccination against rabies through their veterinarian or through municipal rabies clinics.  For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County Department of Health Info Line website -

For more information, call 908-788-1351.  After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202. To reach the Lambertville City Animal Control Officer, Christine Cochran & Jesse Ostrowski, at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare, call 908-526-3330.

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