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Rabies Warning in Paulding County: Get Your Shot!
Rabies Warning in Paulding County: Get Your Shot!

DALLAS, GA -- Environmental health and animal control officials in Paulding County have a warning for residents of the western portion of the county.

A rabies-positive raccoon was found near Tanner Farm Road in Rockmart. Officials have confirmed that the raccoon had contact with a pet dog, which may have to be put to sleep.

Dog and cat owners are advised to ensure their pets' rabies vaccinations are up-to-date and to avoid raccoons and other wild animals that are acting strange.

Paulding County Animal Control will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, Mar. 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Paulding Senior Center (54 Industrial Way North, Dallas, 30132). Rabies shots will be offered for $8 (cash only). Dogs must be on a leash; cats should be in a carrier.

For more information, call Paulding County Animal Control at 770-445-1511 or Paulding County Public Health's environmental health office at 770-443-7877.

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