A dog recently made contact with a rabid bat in West Hall, marking the seventh case of rabies in Hall County this year.
Hall County Government announced in a press release Friday that the incident occurred in the 4000 block of Cannon Creek Trail in West Hall.
Following the incident, the bat was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur for testing. On Friday, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the bat had tested positive for rabies. Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the bat was located.
Officials are urging citizens to call Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830, or, during non-working hours, Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 if an animal acting abnormally is seen in the area.