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2 In Cooperstown Tested For Rabies After Bat Infected

2 In Cooperstown

Tested For Rabies

After Bat Infected

A baby North American bat

COOPERSTOWN – A bat tested positive for rabies in Cooperstown Friday, and two people were exposed and are being tested, the county Health Department reported today.

A bite from a rabid animal can be fatal, and the health department is cautioning people to say away from stray or wild animals, and make sure their children do, too.

Found In Room With 4 People Sleeping, Bat Tests For Rabies

Found In Room With 4 People

Sleeping, Bat Tests For Rabies

A baby North American bat

ONEONTA – A second bat, this one retrieved from a room in Oneonta where four people were sleeping, tested positive for rabies today, the county Health Department announced.

The bat was captured and sent for rabies testing; the people exposed were started on post-exposure treatment.

This is the second local rabies alert:  On April 14, a skunk tested positive in the Town of Hartwick.

In Crisis, Shelter Does County Rabies Testing

In Crisis, Shelter Holds

County Rabies Clinics

Stacie Haynes, right, accepts vials of the rabies vaccine from Laura Bryant, the county’s rabies coordinator. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HARTWICK SEMINARY – Due to social-distancing strictures, the county Health Department cancelled its regular rabies clinics this past week.

Susquehanna Animal Shelter Executive Director Stacie Haynes stepped up: She proposed that the SQSPCA fill the gap, and the DOH agreed.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

Protecting Your Four Legged Family

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

RABIES CLINIC – 4-6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Previous certificate must be presented for 3-year booster. Dogs on leash; cats and ferrets in pillow case or carrier. Limit of 15 pets per person. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY 28, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-4230 or CLICK HERE to visit the susquehanna animal shelter website.

HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Open house, art display, and handmade gifts. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, cherrybranchgallery.com

WINE TASTING – 6 p.m. Sampling of fine wines paired with a plate of food to compliment. Stella Luna Ristorante. 58-60 Market St, Oneonta. Info, www.stellalunas.com

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