Santa Clarita Valley continues to remain the rabid bat leader in Los Angeles County after one flew at a Newhall resident last month.
Department of Animal Care and Control officers are planning to conduct field licensing enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Valencia, Saugus and Canyon Country beginning Aug. 20.
Rabies season 2014 started in February, with a bat found dead in an Agua Dulce swimming pool. Last year saw an abnormally high number of bats in Los Angeles County and a large percentage of them in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a woman on an animal cruelty charge and rescued a pitbull Monday
Leon Worden | SCVNEWS.COM
Just when you thought “rabid bat” season was over, two more showed up in the Santa Clarita Valley in time for Halloween.
In 2013, 26 rabid bats have been found in the Los Angeles County region. Eleven of the 26 bats were found in the Santa Clarita Valley.