Don't forget to take precautions to protect your family and pets from rabies. The discovery of a dead racoon in the Freemanville Road area last week is a good reminder that rural areas, especially those like Milton, are periodically affected by rabies.
The city of Milton reported late last week that Fulton County Animal Services tested a dead racoon found in the Freemanville area and it tested positive for rabies. A local resident had called the county for help.
But Milton officials say not to be alarmed, just take precautions.
- Please sure that any domestic pets have a current rabies vaccination.
- Do not approach or handle any wildlife in the area.
- If your domestic pet (dog or cat) has any unexplained wounds or is ill in any way, immediately take your pet to a veterinarian.
- If you have observed any wildlife in the area that appears sick or wounded you should contact FCAS at 404-613-2163.
For more information on rabies, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on this specific incident, contact Fulton County spokeswoman Jolene Butts Freeman at 404-612-2209, 404-234-8945 or Jolene.firstname.lastname@example.org.