A skunk found in the North Hall area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk came in contact with two dogs on Friday in the Will Wheeler Road area.
On Monday, it was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab’s virology department in Decatur. On Wednesday, Hall County Animal Services was advised that the skunk was positive for rabies. This is the third confirmed case of 2010.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Hall County Animal Shelter for at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville. Vaccines cost $10.