Bats are more likely to spread rabies than any other animal. Every year several rabid bats are identified in Clark County.
The best way to avoid contracting rabies from a bat is not to pick it up. Any bat that is on the ground is probably sick. Do not touch it!
If you or your pet come into contact with a bat, and/or if you find a bat on the ground, and it appears to be alive, keep it in sight and call Animal Control at (702) 267-4970, option 4. We will send an Animal Control Officer to pick it up and remove it from your premises.
For more in formation on bats and rabies, please see the Center for Disease Control .