Yesterday we found a dead bat on our front walk. Along with the two dogs, we have two cats-and it appears Niki our 16 yr. old cat may have tangled with the bat. I didn't worry too much (we were on our way out to a 50th B-day party), but this morning I decided to do some research and I am scared by my findings. In LA County this year there have been 17 rabid bats found and 10 of them were in my community. I called animal services and in 20 minutes they were at my door. Very casually the guy from animal control said they have "found a lot of bats up here" that tested positive. He said to take the cat for a booster on Monday. I told him the dogs had boosters in June, and he said they'd be fine. I am very worried about that bat testing positive. In two other cases dogs were found playing with a dead, rabid bat and the dogs received an additional booster. The ER vet (the only I called today) said if the bat was rabid they would want me to put my cat down. So I guess this is sit and wait.