This is to advise that two people had contact recently with a rabid beaver in the Sardis area of Gainesville. The beaver was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised that the beaver was positive for rabies on July 11, 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. Please call the shelter at 678-450-1587 to schedule an appointment for your pet.