This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid raccoon and a cat in the 5600 block of Cool Springs Road in the Gainesville area. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab - Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised Wednesday that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. This is the seventh confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2022.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon was located. If 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.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter, located at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville, for $10, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.