Bats: Protecting yourself, your family and your pets


Bats play an important role in our environment, helping to spread native plants. A small number of bats carry Australian Bat Lyssavirus, a fatal disease similar to rabies. Protect your family, pets, and bats, by reporting any injured bats to RSPCA at 1300 ANIMAL, and remember never to touch bats! Please consider completing the Metro North Public Health Unit’s quick survey about bats at: