LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - LaGrange police are reminding residents about rabies safety.
Residents should beware and cautious when wild animals unnaturally wander close to people and family pets. Police say if a wild animal is acting strangely, stay away from it.
Police say a dog was attacked by a rabid raccoon on Granger Drive in LaGrange on May 8. The dog did not survive the attack.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the following warning signs of animals with rabies:
- General sickness
- Problems swallowing
- Lots of drool or saliva
- An animal that appears more tame than you would expect
- An animal that bites at everything
- An animal that’s having trouble moving or may even be paralyzed
You should never feed or walk up to a wild animal and make sure your pets are vaccinated with the rabies vaccination.
If you see an animal that you believe may be infected with rabies, contact LaGrange Animal Control at 706-298-3606.