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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

News Date: 9/20/2007 

 Bobcat Found in Lakeland Tested Positive for Rabies 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officers responded to the 6400 block of Longwood Trace Way, Lakeland, in reference to an aggressive Bobcat.

The animal was captured and sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing and was confirmed positive today, Thursday, September 20, 2007.

This is the third case of an animal testing positive for rabies in Polk County this year.

For more information please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section at 863-499-2600.