Dog quarantined after rabid bat found in Yuba City

Sutter County animal services officials are urging residents to use caution after a rabid bat was found in Yuba City.

On May 27, a pet dog was seen playing with a live bat in the area of Clark, Jewell and Park avenues.

The bat was collected and submitted to the the Sutter County Health Department laboratory for rabies testing. It was subsequently confirmed to have rabies, according to a county news release.

The dog that was exposed to the bat has been placed in a 30-day, state-required quarantine. The dog will be released to its owners once it clears quarantine, officials said.

People who encounter bats are advised not to handle them and to call the Sutter Animal Services Authority at (530) 822-7375.