“On Thursday, August 23, 2018 the Lampasas Police Department received a call concerning a raccoon along the creek in the 200 block of East Avenue D that was acting strange. A local resident’s dog may have been around the raccoon prior to its death. The pet owner has been notified.
The raccoon was sent to the Texas Health Department for testing and on Friday, August 24, 2018 at approximately 5 pm Animal Control Officer Joe Schwartzer was advised the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
On August 17, 2018 the Lampasas Police Department also warned the public about a bat that had tested positive for rabies in the area of 3rd and Liveoak.”
●Are your pets’ vaccinations current? Be sure!
●Avoid direct contact with wildlife, dead or alive. Never touch any wildlife with your bare hands. ●If you find a sick, injured or strange acting wild animal, call animal control and let them deal with it.
●Discourage contact between pets and wildlife. Don’t let your pets roam or encourage them to interact with unfamiliar domestic or wild animals.