Rabid raccoon confirmed after contact with dog in Hall County

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A raccoon in Hall County tested positive for rabies after it had contact with a dog near Forrester Road in north Hall County.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur.

On May 21, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon was positive for rabies. This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies for 2020. 


Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon 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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are reminded that many forms of business, including online paymentstag renewals and more can be conducted online. A list of contacts for specific departments is available, should residents have any questions about what business can or cannot be done via telephone, email or online. Departments located within the Hall County Government Center are available by appointment only for in-person business.

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