Monday, December 3, 2012
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter has issued a rabies alert after rabid raccoons were found in Suwanee and Buford.
A raccoon found on Nov. 22 in the 4300 block of Grey Park Drive in Buford has tested positive for rabies. Officials advise that anyone who has been bitten or scratched by any stray animals or who may have handled the raccoon should call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Bite Office at 770-339-3200 ext. 5576. The Buford raccoon is one of multiple rabid animals recently found in Gwinnett County. A raccoon found on Oct. 6 on Scenic Drive in Snellville also tested positive for rabies. For more information about animals with rabies including what steps to take to protect yourself and your family from rabies, visit the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter website. From the Gwinnett County Site: What does a rabid animal look like? …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Raccoons in Snellville have tested positive for rabies.
Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement has confirmed that two raccoons have tested positive for rabies. They were found Oct. 6 on Scenic Drive, Snellville, and come on the heels of another rabid raccoon found on Sept. 24 on Arabian Way. Another was found in Lilburn on Sept. 15. From the Gwinnett County Site: What does a rabid animal look like? Rabid animals may act tame. They may also display strange or unusual behavior. They may act aggressive, avoid food and water, foam at the mouth, or have trouble moving. Stay away from any unknown animals, especially wildlife. Report any animal acting unusual to Gwinnett County Police Animal Welfare and Enforcement at 770.513.5100. How can I help protect myself and my family from rabies? If …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Magill Elementary and Grace Snell Middle schools are very near the area where a cat infected with rabies was discovered.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement is issuing a rabies alert after a cat tested positive in the state's laboratory. The cat was picked up from Carlton Cove Court in the unincorporated area of Loganville. The increased concern of neighbors was the close proximity to two J.C. Magill Elementary and Grace Snell Middle School, which are also near Snellville. Officer R. Weldon with the county welfare and enforcement team said the cat was a domestic cat that spent time outside and returned showing symptoms of the rabies. The state laboratory has now confirmed the animal was infected. Officials suggest that if you or anyone you know has been bitten or scratched by any stray animal, or if you know of anyone handling this animal please …