A skunk found near the Jackson-Hall county line in Braselton has been tested positive for rabies, according to Hall County Animal Services. It is the seventh confirmed rabies case for Hall County this year.
The skunk came in contact with two dogs on Friday, March 9, in the area of Winder Highway (Ga. Hwy. 53) and JJ Lott Road in South Hall.
Jackson County Animal Control shipped the skunk to the Georgia Public Health Lab, Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Services was told on Wednesday, March 15, that the skunk tested positive for rabies.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. Those who live the area that see an animal acting abnormally, are asked to 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 Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Rd, Gainesville.
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