Rabies Alert Issued in Gwinnett County

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter has issued a rabies alert after rabid raccoons were found in Suwanee and Buford.

A raccoon found on Nov. 22 in the 4300 block of Grey Park Drive in Buford has tested positive for rabies.

Officials advise that anyone who has been bitten or scratched by any stray animals or who may have handled the raccoon should call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Bite Office at 770-339-3200 ext. 5576.

The Buford raccoon is one of two rabid animals recently found in Gwinnett County. A raccoon found on Nov. 22 in the 1100 block of Swan Mill Court in Suwanee also tested positive for rabies.

For more information about animals with rabies including what steps to take to protect yourself and your family from rabies, visit the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter website.

This story initially appeared on Buford Patch.


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