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A neighborhood in Henry County is now under a rabies alert. A raccoon in the county tested positive for the virus.

Animal control is urging people in the area to take this alert seriously, especially if they have outdoor pets.

Henry County officials issued the alert shortly after they got a call about a raccoon killed by two dogs.
It happened on Thursday, along South Moor Circle in Stockbridge.

Animal care and control tested the remains of the raccoon and the results came back positive. That's why officials are now asking owners to have their pets vaccinated.

"Tell-tale signs would be lack of motor skills, lack of sense of direction,” said Henry County Animal Control Officer Vince Farah. “Animals act two different ways, there's the aggressive side of rabies, whether the animal acts aggressive and then there is dumb rabies where they act drunk.”

From Audrey Washington- WSBTV.com

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