Monday, May 7, 2012

Rabies Alert in Gwinnett County, Atlanta

Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement confirmed that a cat tested positive in the state's laboratory for rabies on May 2.

he cat was picked up from the area of Lake Carlton Road, Loganville, in unincorporated Gwinnett.

The concern by neighbors was the close proximity to J.C. Magill Elementary and Grace Snell Middle School. Officer R. Weldon with GCAWE said the cat was a domestic cat that had spent some time outside and returned showing symptoms of the disease. The state laboratory has now confirmed the animal was infected.

They 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, call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Office at 770.339.3200 ext. 5576. Source