GAINESVILLE - An eighth case of rabies has been confirmed for the year in Hall County.
Hall County Animal Control officials released a statement Monday morning, indicating a rabid raccoon had contact with a dog in the Friendly Acres Drive area. The road is located in the northwest part of the county.
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.