Sixth Case of Rabies for Elbert County Confirmed

July 10, 2013

Six, that’s the number now of confirmed rabies cases so far in 2013 for Elbert County.

The most recent incident occurred on June 18th in the Flatwoods/Elberton area of the county.

Yet again, another skunk was the animal that tested positive for rabies after fighting with a dog.

The animal control office and health department remind citizens that not only are rabies vaccinations required by state and local laws for pets such as dogs and cats, but that they are extremely important to the health of your animals.

Residents are asked to report animals exhibiting unusual behavior like aggression or lack of fear of people, as well as reporting any incidence of bites for any animal to the Elbert County Animal Control Service at (706) 283-5054.