Long Beach rabies
City health officials are warning the public to avoid contacts with bats, after a bat found in downtown Long Beach tested positive for rabies. The bat was found by a local resident on Wednesday afternoon, December 3, 2014 at Victory Park near Ocean Boulevard and Seaside Way.
The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.
Throughout the rest of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village.
Animal Care Services usually offers a limited number of vouchers on the first Thursday of the month; however, thanks to the generous support of our community the program has been increased this month and vouchers are being offered each day Animal Care Services is open in August.
The City of Long Beach is partnering with the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) to offer free and discounted rabies vaccinations to dogs and cats in recognition of World Rabies Day. The first 25 licensed dogs or cats to arrive at the event between 10 AM and 12 PM on Friday, September 28 will receive a free rabies vaccination.
Bats looking for protection from the cold are increasingly active throughout Southern California.
A dead bat which tested positive for rabies was found recently in the downtown area of Long Beach and the Health Department is warning everyone not to handle bats and other wildlife.
Animal Care Services will provide a low-cost vaccination and pet-licensing clinic on Saturday, December 10, from 10am-12 noon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Community Center, 1950 Lemon Ave. No reservation is necessary, but only cash is accepted for vaccinations.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is cautioning residents to avoid handling bats or other wildlife. An increasing number of bats found throughout Los Angeles County have tested positive for rabies, and in Long Beach, a bat found along the bike path in Heartwell Park on Sunday, August 21, 2011, has now been found to have tested positive for rabies.
This map shows where rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County. In 2010, 21 infected bats have been identified.
With an unusually high number of rabid bats recorded in Los Angeles County so far this year, the Department of Public Health is reminding all residents to avoid touching any wild animals, especially bats.
Youth between the ages of 15 and 19 who are interested in a career involving law enforcement and animals, are invited to attend the orientation kickoff meeting of the Animal Care Exploring Post on November 9, from 7 to 8 pm.
On Monday, October 4, 2010 at Veterans Park, the Wrigley Association will host Christopher Garner, the Director of the Long Beach Gas & Oil Department and Michelle Quigley, Chief Operations Officer for the Long Beach animal care Services.