Published: May 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County Animal Control was notified that a dog had been exposed to a bat that tested positive for the rabies virus in Charlotte County.

In response, Charlotte County Animal Control has declared a rabies alert for the following areas:

Studio Ave, Port Charlotte 33954

Hillsborough Blvd., Liberto St., Richmond Ave., Roosevelt Ave, Salisbury St., Port Charlotte 33954

Residents in this area should observe the following:

-Report any sick or injured wildlife

-Report any stray domestic animals

-Report any animals acting unusual

-Refrain contact with any unknown animal.

The rabies alert area will be in effect for 30 days (Expires 6/23/13). Any questions or concerns should be directed to Charlotte County Animal Control at (941)833-5690.