On September, 26, 2014 Henry County Animal Control received a call that a raccoon had fought with and was killed by a dog. The raccoon was 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 45-day Rabies Quarantine, as required by the Georgia Rabies Control Manual, for the area in and around the Wedgefield Subdivision off Chafin Dr. in McDonough GA.
During this quarantine, residents living within this area should make sure that all their companion animals have received a current rabies vaccine from a licensed veterinarian, and if not, must do so as soon as possible. Additionally, residents should be hyper-vigilant of the behavior of not only their own pets, but also of wildlife (e.g. foxes, skunks, raccoons) acting in an unusual manner.
For more information, visit www.hcacc.org or contact Henry County Rabies Control Officer, Vince Farah, at