This is to advise that in the 4500 block of JM Turk Road in the Flowery Branch 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 May 11, 2020 Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon was positive for rabies. This is the fourth 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.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.
As a reminder, many Hall County facilities are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens are reminded that many forms of business, including online payments, tag renewals and more can be conducted online. A list of contacts for specific departments is available, should residents have any questions about what business can or cannot be done via telephone, email or online.
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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