By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall
Placeholder Image

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall County this year.

The contact was made in the 5500 block of Hood Street in Lula.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon was located.

If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during nonworking hours.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines 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 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.

Magazines