Two more positive rabies cases have been reported in Madison County in the past two weeks.
A rabid skunk was found on Hill Street in Comer and a rabid raccoon was found on West Kellogg Drive in Danielsville.
“Both incidents have involved the wild animals attacking domestic pets (dogs),” said Madison County animal control officials.
The county animal control department reported that a skunk was destroyed by a homeowner at Sunset Ave and Hill Street in Comer and tested positive for rabies.
The latest rabies cases mark the fourth consecutive month of confirmed rabid animals in the county. The animal control department also reported two cases of rabies in late August, three in early September and three in October.
Animal control officials stress the importance of rabies vaccinations and urge the public to use caution with unknown animals.
Puppies, kittens, and ferrets must be vaccinated at 12 weeks of age. If someone is unsure of the rabies vaccination status on their pet, it is safe to give the animal a booster shot.
Call your local veterinarian or the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter with questions concerning rabies vaccinations.
Georgia state law and the Madison County Animal Control Ordinance require all owners of dogs, cats and ferrets to have current rabies vaccinations. The vaccination must be administered by a licensed veterinarian to be valid.