The Clear Creek County Health Department has issued a rabies alert after a bat tested positive for rabies on July 22.
Pet owners in the county should make sure their pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations right away and keep all pets on a leash when not in a fenced yard.
Also, if you find a bat on the ground or come across any animal acting strangely, leave the area and immediately contact County Animal Control through the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 303-679-2393.
If you or a family member are bitten by an animal you fear could have rabies, wash the bite with soap and water and see a doctor as soon as possible. Report the bite to Clear Creek County Animal Control or Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health at 303-567-2148.