Bats are always presumed to be rabid. If a bat is found inside your house do not let it go or kill it and discard it without calling the Erie County Department of Health for advice. Your bat may need to be tested to rule out rabies in order to keep you, your family members and pets safe from this deadly virus.

Keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations current even if they are indoor pets because bats can get into houses whether the door or window is open or there is only a half inch diameter gap in the structure. 

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Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
Rabies, Disease & Vector Control Program
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-961-6800 (For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898)
Fax: 716-961-6880 
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Buffalo, New York 14202

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