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Officials warn of several stray animals in Rose Ridge Dr. /Hwy. 382 arearaccoon

Two dogs on Rose Ridge Drive near Highway 382 in Ellijay were exposed on June 6 to a raccoon that was later confirmed as positive for rabies, according to Andrea Wheeler of Gilmer County Environmental Health. Neither dog was currently vaccinated against rabies, so both dogs were subsequently euthanized.
North Georgia Medical Reserve Corps presents Volunteer Orientation
Emergency Preparedness training in Dalton

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6 p.m.MRC poster
Downstairs Conference Room,
North Georgia Health District
Bryman’s Plaza North, 100 W. Walnut Ave., Dalton, GA

• WHERE do folks go during a disease outbreak when they need medication. . . fast?
• WHO is responsible for getting needed medications to you and your community?
• WHAT is the best way to prepare your family for an emergency?
• HOW can you can help in the event of a Public Health Emergency?

To RSVP or to learn more details, please contact Jennifer Moorer, Public Information Officer, at 706-272-2125, x346, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—Refreshments provided!
Cherokee County Environmental Health Officials announced today that they recently received confirmation of rabies in both a raccoon and a fox. Additionally, a local woman is being treated for possible rabies exposure.

Glendon Gordy of county environmental health said the incident involving the raccoon occurred on May 31 when the animal entered a residential yard on Cherrydale Lane in Woodstock and attacked two puppies.