Officials now say kitten in Carroll County does not have rabies

CHICAGO — It turns out, a kitten in Carroll County doesn’t have rabies. State health officials initially said the animal was infected.

That prompted the Cook County Animal and Rabies Control to issue a cautionary rabies alert Wednesday. But then later, the state announced upon further testing, the animal wasn’t infected.

Meanwhile, another bat tested positive for rabies, bringing the total in Cook County to 19 this summer.

The county has a number of vaccine centers where cats and dogs can get rabies shots for as low as $7, and a three-year rabies shot is $21. The full schedule is available on the Cook County website