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This is to advise that two more rabies cases have recently been confirmed in Hall County.
The first occurred when two goats had contact with a rabid skunk in the South Browning Bridge Road area of east Hall County. The second occurred in the Noah's Way area of east Hall County and involved contact between a pig, a goat and a rabid skunk.
The skunks from both incidents were shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised Tuesday that the skunks tested positive for rabies. This brings the total number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County in 2015 to 19.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the areas where the rabid skunks were located. If you live in these areas 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 non-working hours.
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, Gainesville.