A recent rash of positive rabies cases has area health authorities reminding the public to follow proper steps when encountering wildlife or unknown animals. The community has seen a large number of confirmed rabies cases over the last year including a number of bats and skunks as well as a dog and an feral cat in western Bexar County. The dog, a family pet, is the first case of canine rabies in Bexar County in three decades. The Department of State Health Services has documented 52 cases of rabies in the area since August, 2014.
Written by City of San Antonio on Aug 6 2015 - 5:32pm
Written by City of San Antonio on Mar 20 2014 - 2:20pm
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and Animal Care Services advise the community that, as with every spring season, the Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) are migrating back to the area, increasing the chances of a potential exposure to rabies.
Written by Heather DiMasi on May 20 2010 - 5:04pm
SPAYSA will offer FREE spay/neuter for all cats (both pets and ferals) in City Council Districts 1-7 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 25 at Animal Care Services, 4710 Highway 151.To make an appointment, call (210) 351-7729. Cats must have current rabies shots. If not, ACS will provide the vaccination for $10.