The daughter of an 86-year-old woman bitten by a bat expressed her disgust as to how the case was handled by officials.
Barbara Pfingsten told the Iroquois County Board she's not happy in that the 'ball was dropped," and her mother had to undergo a series of rabies shots because county animal control didn't inform the family that test results of the bat in question came back negative.
Pfingsten said neither Animal Control nor the Iroquois County Health Department provided any answers. The Health Department claimed it wasn't contacted.
The State testing lab in Springfield reports it did receive a bat for testing from Iroquois County. The results were mailed to Iroquois County because there was no working fax in the Iroquois County health department office.
Pfingsten questioned why she had never heard from anyone in the health department about the matter ?