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DeKalb County Animal Services issues Rabies alert
by Staff Reports
May 08, 2013 11:57 AM | 3114 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two north DeKalb County communities are on rabies alert. DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement captured two raccoons in the Harts Mill Court area April 26, and in the Ragley Hall Road area April 30. Both raccoons tested positive for rabies.

Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a wild animal should seek medical attention immediately. If household pets begin to exhibit unusual nervousness or aggressiveness, or if they have excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth, contact DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement at (404) 294-2996, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or (404) 294-2519 after hours.

A preventative measure to reduce the exposure of household pets to potentially dangerous wildlife is to remove outdoor pet food. This decreases the chances of household pets coming into contact with an animal carrying the rabies virus.

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