The Marsh Creek Court area of South Hall County has its second rabies case this month after a dog came in contact with a rabid raccoon.
The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section in Decatur, and Hall County was advised Monday the animal was positive for rabies.
This is the 18th confirmed case in Hall County this year. It is the second case this month in the Marsh Creek Court area after a skunk there was confirmed rabid on Oct. 2 after it came in contact with a dog.
Alert signs have been posted in the area. 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 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.