This is to advise that a person had contact recently with a rabid cat in the Big Rock Ridge Trail area of Gainesville. The cat was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised that the cat was positive for rabies on February 16, 2023.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid animal 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 call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during non-working hours.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Rd, Gainesville.
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