Rabies alert in Hall Co

Third this year

Hall County Animal Control reports another rabies case, the third this year in Hall County: a rabid fox tangled with a dog in Buford.

From the Hall Co government website...

This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid fox, a dog and a person in the 2100 block of Morgan Drive in Buford. The fox was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Waycross. On June 16, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the fox tested positive for rabies. This is the third confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid fox 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. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter, located at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville, for $10, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.

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