News Blog: Another rabies alert in Hall County

Hall County officials are reporting that there was contact recently between a rabid raccoon and a dog in the 4300 block of Chatuge Drive in Buford. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur.

On Feb. 11, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. This is the second confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021.

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.

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