clear
Saturday May 30th, 2015 4:39AM

Hall Co. confirms fourth rabies case of the year

By Staff
CLERMONT - Hall County authorities have reported the fourth confirmed rabies case for 2014.

The latest incident occurred on Bowen Bridge Road in the Clermont area, according to Hall County Animal Control, when a dog came into contact with a rabid raccoon.

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.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration
11:30 p.m. (CDT)President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week.The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other r...
12:43AM ( 3 hours ago )
GSP: DUI drugs cited in wreck with church bus
A wreck that injured more than a dozen people aboard a church bus near Toccoa Thursday night is being blamed on a driver who allegedly was under the influence of drugs.
11:38PM ( 5 hours ago )
One killed, another injured in Cumming car accident
One person was killed and another seriously injured early Friday evening in a two-vehicle collision in Forsyth County.
9:49PM ( 6 hours ago )
Five injured after pedestrian enters Sardis Rd
Charges are pending against a pedestrian who reportedly caused a car accident on Sardis Road in Hall County.
5:52PM ( 10 hours ago )
Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the r...
5:06PM ( 11 hours ago )