Rabies Case Confirmed in Galloway Township

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - The Atlantic County Division of Public Health confirmed that a bat collected from the 500 block of Revere Way in Galloway has tested positive for rabies.
Although this is the first case of rabies found in Galloway Township this year, it is the fifth case, involving a bat, in the county.
The bat was sent to the state lab for testing on Wednesday, November 18th after a homeowner discovered it among leaves on his property. The Atlantic County Division of Public Health confirmed that there was no human or animal exposures after completing a thorough investigation.
Rabies is a viral disease that can be fatal if left untreated and pet owners are encouraged to get their pets vaccinated. The Atlantic County Animal Shelter, located on 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville, provides free rabies vaccination for dogs and cats. The shelter will only service dogs who are brought on leashes and cats in carriers.
For more information about the Atlantic County Animal Shelter call 609.485.2345 or visit www.aclink.org/animalshelter.

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