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Positive rabies alert in Hall County
Positive rabies alert in Hall County

CLERMONT, Ga. -- Officials have confirmed that a rabid raccoon made contact with two dogs in the Elmer Truelove Road area of North Hall County on Monday, Apr. 11.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Decatur. On Wednesday, Apr. 13, Hall County Animal Services confirmed that the raccoon was positive for rabies.

This is Georgia's sixth confirmed rabies case in 2011.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the raccoon was located. Residents are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 if they see animals acting abnormally near or around Elmer Truelove Road.

Pet owners are encouraged to protect their pets against rabies. Vaccinations are available for $10 at the Hall County Animal Shelter (1688 Barber Road, Gainesville, 30507) Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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