This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid skunk and a dog in the 5400 block of Concord Circle in the Chestnut Mountain area. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised Wednesday that the skunk tested positive for rabies. This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies for Hall County in 2019.
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 Hall County Dispatch after hours 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.
Mike Ledford, Animal Services Director, 770-531-6831, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall County Animal Shelter, 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville; 678-450-1587
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