#01272014 & #01372014
On July 22, 2014, Henry County Animal Care and Control received calls from the two locations below. In both cases, wild animals fought with and were killed by dogs. Both were taken to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing and the results were positive for the rabies virus.
The Henry County Animal Care and Control Department has issued a 31-day Rabies Quarantine, as required by the Georgia Rabies Control Manual, for a one half mile area around the following two areas of Henry County: Rabies Alert #01272014 for Wedgefield Subdivision off Chafin Drive in McDonough (positive raccoon) and Rabies Alert #01372014 for The Vineyard’s at Eagles Landing in Stockbridge (positive fox).
During this quarantine, residents living within this area should make sure that all of their companion animals are up to date on their rabies vaccinations, administered by a licensed veterinarian, and if not, should have companion animals vaccinated as soon as possible. Additionally, residents should be vigilant of the behavior of not only their own pets, but also of surrounding wildlife (e.g. foxes, skunks) that are acting in an unusual manner.
For more information, visit www.hcacc.org or contact Henry County Rabies Control Officer, Vince Farah, at