|This is to advise that there was contact between a rabid skunk and a dog recently in the 6900 block of Dee Lane in Murrayville. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised Monday that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. This is the 11th confirmed case of rabies in 2016.|
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk 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 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 for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Rd, Gainesville.