On April 10, 2016, Henry County Animal Control received a call that a raccoon was killed by a dog. The remains of the raccoon were taken 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 a one half mile area around 747 Austin Rd., Ellenwood GA.
During this alert, residents living within this area should make sure that all of their companion animals have a current rabies vaccination, and if not must do so 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 and raccoons) 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.