Hall County Animal Control has confirmed its 22nd case of rabies this year.
A skunk that made contact with a dog in the Elrod Road area of North Hall was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur, Hall officials said Wednesday morning.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was found.
Residents who see an animal acting abnormally in the area are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or 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 11 a.m. to 3 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.