The latest confirmed case of an animal testing positive for rabies comes from Mercer County,
In Coolspring Township near Mercer, a woman turned over a dead bat that two pet cats found in her home to be tested. The bat showed a positive test for rabies.
Officials say the woman’s cats have been quarantined for a six-month period. The pets had, at one time, been vaccinated for rabies, but their inoculation period had expired.
The Mercer County report follows stories involving a rabid bat in Clarion County, and a rabid fox that attacked a dog last week in Forest County.