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 31-day rabies quarantine, as required by the Georgia Rabies Control Manual, for a one-mile area surrounding 75 Chafin Drive.
During this quarantine, residents living within this area should make sure that all of 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 their own pets, and surrounding wildlife 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.