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North Hall rabies case is 28th this year

POSTED: August 9, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Hall County has racked up its 28th rabies case this year.

The latest incident was a bit unusual. It involved a fox, whereas most of the previous cases have been in raccoons and skunks.

According to a release from Hall County Animal Control, the fox encountered a domestic dog and cat in the area of Ledan Road and Woodlane Way in North Hall on Sunday. The Georgia Public Health Lab confirmed Tuesday that the fox tested positive for rabies.

Though the rate of reported rabies cases has slowed somewhat since spring, officials are still encouraging people to call 770-531-6830 if they see an animal behaving abnormally.

Hall residents should also vaccinate their pets against rabies if they have not already done so. The Humane Society of Hall County will hold another vaccination clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the animal shelter on West Ridge Road.

Shots cost $10 each and are available for dogs and cats over 3 months old. Pets should be restrained in carriers or on a leash. For more information about the clinic, call 770-532-6617.



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