sunny.png
Monday May 20th, 2019 8:44PM

Officials confirm first rabies case of 2019 in Habersham

By Rob Moore Reporter

CLARKESVILLE — Two Habersham County dogs that came in contact with a rabid raccoon will be in a 45-day home observation following that encounter.

“On Jan. 9, Habersham County Animal Care and Control was notified of an incident involving two canines coming into contact with a raccoon on Richland Terrace in Clarkesville,” said Animal Care and Control Director Madi Nix on Friday.

Officer Mitchael Jenkins responded to the scene and retrieved the deceased raccoon, which was submitted to the health department for rabies testing.

On Friday, Jan. 11, Habersham County Animal Care and Control received confirmation that the raccoon tested positive for the rabies virus.

Because both canines involved were current on rabies vaccinations, they will be allowed to remain at home in a 45-day home observation, according to Nix.

This is the first confirmed case of rabies in the county for 2019.

“Habersham County Animal Care and Control urges pet owners to make sure their pets are up to date on rabies vaccinations,” Nix said. “Rabies vaccinations must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.” 

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: rabies, Habersham County Animal Care and Control, raccoon, Director Madi Nix
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Transportation Tip Thursday: Exit 14 set to open August 2019
It’s been a year and a half process, but the new interchange ramps at exit 14 off I-985 are just a few months away from completion.
6:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
Fred's closing stores in Cleveland, Dillard, Jasper, Royston
Fred's plans to close 159 stores nationwide by the the end of May, including those in Cleveland, Dillard, Jasper and Royston.
5:33PM ( 3 hours ago )
Georgia police recruit shoots himself at firing range
Georgia police recruit shoots himself in the leg during training at firing range
2:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
Local/State News
Fox that attacked Habersham man tests positive for rabies
The red fox that attacked a man walking his dog outside Demorest Monday afternoon has tested positive for the rabies virus.
8:03PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Hall County's first rabies case of 2019 reported in Oakwood
The first confirmed rabies case for Hall County for 2019 has been reported in the Oakwood area.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:08AM ( 3 months ago )
Hall County records 9th rabies case of the year
Hall County authorities confirm a rabid fox came into contact with two dogs in the Clermont area this past week.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:06AM ( 3 months ago )
Rabid raccoon found in Murrayville area
A rabid raccoon was found in the Murrayville area recently after it came in contact with two calves on Old Whelchel Road.
By AccessWDUN Staff
9:27AM ( 3 months ago )
Rabid raccoon turns up in Murrayville
A rabid raccoon recently came into contact with a dog in Murrayville in Hall County's seventh confirmed rabies case of 2018.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:24PM ( 3 months ago )