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Rabies case reported in Oakwood
Raccoon

There was recently contact between a rabid raccoon and five dogs in the 5000 block of Reed Drive in the Oakwood area.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, and Hall County Animal Control learned Thursday that the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

This is the first rabies case in Hall County in 2019.

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

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

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.

Compiled from Hall County Government press release


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