A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.
The incident occurred in the 6900 block of Dee Lane in Murrayville, and its marks the 11th confirmed rabies case in Hall County this year. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur for testing.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. If you live in this area or see an animal acting 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.
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.