On October 10th, 2015, Henry County Animal Control received a call from a citizen who had killed a raccoon that his dog made contact with. The remains of the raccoon were taken by Henry County Animal Control to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing, and the results came back positive for the rabies virus.
The Henry County Animal Care and Control Department has issued a:
- 45-day Rabies Alert, as required by the Georgia Rabies Control Manual
- for the 900 block of Crumbly Road, McDonough GA
During this alert, 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 (770) 288-7387.