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Rabid cat found near Gillsville Highway

POSTED: August 6, 2014 1:32 a.m.

A rabies alert has been issued for the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall County after a rabid cat came in contact with two people.

The cat was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section in Decatur and Hall County was advised Monday the cat was positive for rabies. This is the 13th confirmed case of 2014.

Alert signs have been posted in the area where the rabid cat was found.

If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during nonworking hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and livestock for rabies.

Vaccines are available for $10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville

They are also offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville. Vaccines are available from local veterinarians, as well.


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