A bat that invaded a home and bit a cat earlier this week was not rabid, health officials have determined.
The news relieved Lori Wheatley, who has been worrying since the Tuesday incident that her six cats might have to be euthanized."You just can't believe how happy I am," Wheatley said.
The bat had flown down a rooftop utility vent and attacked her Persian cat, Rose, one of six cats in the home.
The bat was killed and taken to the state health lab for testing. Officials said Thursday the bat did not have rabies.
Three rabid bats have made attacks in Weber the past month.