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Posted: Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at 10:02am

Rabid skunk found in N. Hall Co.

By Staff
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GAINESVILLE - The number of rabies cases for Hall County this year has now jumped to 22. The latest case has been confirmed in the Elrod Road area in north Hall County.

Animal Control officials said a skunk came into contact with a dog.

The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur. On November 26, Hall County Animal Control received word that the skunk was positive for rabies.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. If you live in this area or you 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 Rd, Gainesville.

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