Officials with Hall County Animal Control said on Wednesday that a rabid skunk was discovered in the Oscar Gilstrap Road area of north Hall County.
According to a press release, a dog encountered the skunk. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, where it tested positive for rabies. This is the second confirmed case of rabies in Hall County this year.
Signs will be posted in the area to warn residents of the rabid animal. Anyone who sees an animal acting abnormally in the area is advised to call Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812..
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their 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.