This information is provided by Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement, 884 Winder Highway Lawrenceville Georgia. This message is to inform residents in this area of a RACCOON that was tested positive for rabies at the State Laboratory and was found on PENDLETON PLACE, Suwanee on December 19, 2012.
If you or your child has been bitten or scratched by any stray animals or if you know of anyone handling this animal please call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Bite Office at 770 339 3200 ext. 5576
What does a rabid animal look like?
Rabid animals may act tame. They may also display strange or unusual behavior. They may act aggressive, avoid food and water, foam at the mouth, or have trouble moving. Stay away from any unknown animals, especially wildlife. Report any animal acting unusual to Gwinnett County Police Animal Welfare and Enforcement at 770 513 5100.
How can I help protect myself and my family from rabies?
- Make sure your pets get their rabies shots regularly
- Keep your pets on your property
- Do not leave garbage or pet food outside. Food left out may attract wild or stray animals
- Stay away from wild, sick, hurt, or dead animals. Do not pick up or move sick or hurt animals. If you find a wild, sick, or hurt animal, call Gwinnett County Police Animal Welfare and Enforcement at 770 513-5100
- Do not keep wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes as pets. It is dangerous and also illegal
- Teach your children not to go near, tease, or play with wild animals or strange dogs and cats
The Georgia SPCA is a no-kill rescue shelter in Suwanee, GA. To adopt, volunteer, or donate, contact the shelter any day of the week.