A rabies alert has been issued in part of Hall County after a rabid bat was found inside of a house in Gainesville. The bat was found in a house Friday and has been shipped to the virology section of the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur.
Authorities in Hall County are warning residents to be cautious about rabies after a rabid bobcat bit two dogs. Animal control officers say the property owner went outside with a rifle and tried to scare off the bobcat, but it refused to leave and so he shot and killed it. David Jones of the Hall County Animal Shelter says the case is somewhat unusual since most incidents of rabies in the area involve raccoons, foxes and skunks.