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GILLSVILLE | Rabid bobcat found in Hall County

GILLSVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) -- Hall County officials warned the public Thursday of a rabid bobcat in the Bryant Quarter Road area of Gillsville.

They said the bobcat had come into contact with two dogs in that area on January 20, and that the bobcat was confirmed positive on January 25.

Hall County Animal Services said this was the first confirmed case of rabies in 2012, as well as the first rabies case in Hall County that was confirmed in a bobcat. Officials are posting signs in the area where the bobcat was found.

If local residents see any animal in that area acting abnormally, they are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830.

Officials said the two dogs were both up to date on their rabies vaccinations. They advised pet owners to vaccinate their pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville for $10 from Tuesday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.


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