Hall County

Rabies alert: Person in Hall County comes into contact with rabid cat, officials say

HALL COUNTY, Ga — A cat has tested positive for rabies and come into contact with a person, according to Hall County officials.

Officials say a rabid cat was in contact with someone in the Big Rock Ridge Trail area of Gainesville. The health status of the person who contacted the cat remains unclear.

The cat was taken to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur.

Positive alert signs have been posted in the area where the rabid cat was found, according to the county.


If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, you are asked to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during non-working hours.

The county encouraged people to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.

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