POLK COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Polk County sheriff's deputies are alerting the community of a second case of rabies this year.

Deputies say on May 7 a bat was found isolated inside a family home on the 1100 block of Clinton Street in Bartow. Animal Control responded, impounded the bat, and sent the body to a state lab for testing where it tested positive for rabies on May 9, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

If you think your pet has had an exposure, call 863-499-2600. You can also visit the web site by CLICKING HERE.

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