Hall County officials are urging people to vaccinate their domesticated animals for rabies after a rabid fox had contact with a dog.
According to a press release, the incident occurred in the 5200 block of Young Road in Gainesville.
Hall County Animal Control personnel captured the fox, and they then transported it to the Georgia Public Health Lab's Virology Section in Decatur, which confirmed the positive case.
Officials will post alert signs in the area where they found the fox to notify residents. They ask if you see an animal acting abnormally to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or, during non-working hours, call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Pet owners can get their animals vaccinated at the Hall County Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10. To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.