Monday October 16th, 2017 10:00PM

First rabies case of the year hits north Hall area

GAINESVILLE - Hall County Animal Control says that a domesticated animal had contact recently with a rabid raccoon in the Young Road area of north Hall County.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur.

Hall County Animal Control was advised Wednesday that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

This is the first confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2014.

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 call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during non-working hours.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville.
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