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2 raccoons test positive for rabies in North Hall
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Two raccoons in North Hall were found to be rabid after contact with two dogs.

The separate incidents happened in the area of Ga. 52 and in the area of Britt Gailey Road.

The animals were shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section, in Decatur, and Hall County Animal Control was advised Tuesday that they tested positive for rabies.

Alert signs will be posted in the area where the animals were found.

If you live in these areas or 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 and 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 also available from local veterinarians.

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