This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid skunk and a dog in the 6500 block of Thompson Road in the Clermont area. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On September 22, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the skunk tested positive for rabies. This is the sixth confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. If 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. To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.