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Rabid skunk found in Lula; 2nd animal to test positive this month
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A skunk has been tested positive for rabies following contact with two dogs in the Grove Street area of Lula.

The news comes after five people were affected by a rabid cat in Lula earlier this month. The skunk is the second case of the year in Hall County.

Signs will be posted in the area to alert residents.

If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally, 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 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 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.

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