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Henry County neighborhood under rabies quarantine
Henry County neighborhood under rabies quarantine

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- An entire neighborhood in Henry County is under quarantine Monday after a rash of rabies cases.

Animal control got a call a couple weeks ago that four dogs had fought and killed a raccoon in Locust Grove.

That raccoon tested positive for rabies and now there have been 9 reported cases. An alert and 31-day quarantine started Monday.

This is the alert posted on Henry County's Website:

The Henry County Animal Care and Control Department has issued a rabies alert, #00241014, in addition to the previous alerts. The latest rabies alert and required 31-day Rabies Quarantine, as required by law, is for a one-mile area of the intersection of Leguin Mill Road and New Hope Road. For more information, visit www.hcacc.org or contact Henry County Rabies Control Officer, Vince Farah, at (770) 288-7387.

Henry County Animal Control officials said they had received more than 100 calls about wild animals on Monday. There's no need to contact them unless the animals act aggressive or acting strangely, said Vince Farah of Henry County Animal Control.