A rabid raccoon had an encounter with a dog in East Hall County near the 4100 block of Old Cornelia Highway, Hall County officials say.
The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On Feb. 4, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon was located. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter, located at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville, for $10, though appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.