Hall County Animal Control officials said they received confirmation Thursday, May 21 that a rabid raccoon was found on Forrester Road in the northern part of the county.
The animal had contact with a dog in the area. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. 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.
This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies for 2020.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.