Within the last two months (August through September 2011) several wild animals located within the city limits of San Saba were tested by the Department of State Health Services and found to be positive for rabies.
Do not touch or handle wild animals, including: bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes or feral cats.
Points to remember:
•Wild animals should never be handled.
•Some wild animals may be infected with rabies.
•Not all wild animals are rabid, and not all rabid animals appear sick.
•If you own pets, state law requires they be currently vaccinated for rabies. If your pets are not currently vaccinated for rabies, it is strongly recomended you do so immediately.
•If you have outdoor food and water for your pets, it is recommended you pick it up every evening to avoid exposure to wild animals saliva.
•Any wild animal bite should be reported immediately.
•If you see a wild animal in a location where a person or pet can reach it, contact one of the following immediately:
San Saba Animal Control-325-372-DOGS (3647); San Saba City Hall-325-372-5144; San Saba Sheriff's Office-325-372-5551; Texas Department of State Health Services-254-778-6744.