Hall County Animal Control has reported the county's fifth confirmed case of rabies this year, a raccoon caught off Wofford Road in South Hall.
The animal came in contact with a cat. It was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur, where it tested positive for rabies Friday.
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 Wofford Road area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during nonworking hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.
Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville.