Hall County authorities have confirmed a case of rabies in the Flowery Branch area.

The rabid raccoon made contact with a dog in the 5400 block of Amber Cove Way in the Flowery Branch area.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur. On June 19, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the raccoon was positive for rabies. This is the sixth confirmed case of rabies for 2020 in Hall County.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid raccoon was located. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are reminded that many forms of business, including online payments, tag renewals and more can be conducted online. A list of contacts for specific departments is available, should residents have any questions about what business can or cannot be done via telephone, email or online.

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