I love bats. They're soft and sleepy and curl up in your hand. They need protection from kids with balls when they make the mistake of falling asleep on a brick wall somewhere. I need to get a bathouse and see if I can't get a couple resident bats in my yard.
Bats are not ugly or dirty. Most bats have very cute faces, some even resemble deer, rabbits, and little Chihuahuas. Like cats, bats spend an enormous amount of time grooming their fur, keeping it soft and silky.