This is to advise that in the 5000 block of Lee Road in the Murrayville area there was contact between a raccoon and two dogs. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On March 27, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon was positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of rabies for 2020.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon 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.
As a reminder, many county facilities, including the Hall County Animal Shelter, are closed to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. For a full list, click here and for more information on Hall County’s response, go to Ready.HallCounty.org.
Many essential services are available online, such as tag renewals, homestead exemption applications and online payments. If you’re unsure whether or not your business can be conducted remotely, Department contact information is available to get your questions answered.
Mike Ledford, Animal Services Director, 770-531-6831, firstname.lastname@example.org