Rabies alerts keep coming for Warren County.
The fourth alert of the year was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Thursday.
A homeowner on Townline Road, Russell, "found two kittens playing with a live bat," according to a release.
The homeowner submitted the bat to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory where it tested positive for rabies.
The kittens will now be quarantined for 180 days.
A similar release was issued by the department earlier this week after a dead raccoon, which had suffered apparent bite wounds, was found on North Street in Sheffield.
Two other alerts were issued earlier this month, one on September 6 and another on September 7.
The September 6 release said that a sick raccoon was found lying along Greene Avenue in Conewango Township on August 31. A homeowner shot the animal and submitted it to the state laboratory for testing.
The September 7 alert also included a raccoon. A dog had picked upa raccoon on Hazeltine Hollow Road in Sugar Grove Township. Game Commission officials collected the animal for testing at the laboratory.
No humans were exposed to the diseased animals in any of the cases. The dog listed in the September 7 release had current rabies vaccination, but has been quarantined for 90 days as a precaution.
Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be maintained for the animals. A fine of up to $300 may be imposed for failure to comply with the law.