This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid raccoon and a dog in the 4700 block of Martin Road in Flowery Branch. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On Dec. 23, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.
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. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter, located at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville, for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.