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Rabies case reported in Chestnut Mountain area
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Gainesville Hall County Animal Control's sign for positive rabies alert - photo by Scott Rogers

A rabid skunk recently made contact with a dog in the 5400 block of Concord Circle, off of Ponderosa Farm Road, in the Chestnut Mountain area.

The skunk was sent to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, and Hall County Animal Control learned Wednesday that the skunk tested positive for rabies.

This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies in Hall this year.

Signs will be posted in the area where the skunk was found. If you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or Hall County Dispatch after hours at 770-536-8812.

Rabies vaccines for pets are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville.

Compiled from Hall County Government press release

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