Only one rabies case reported in Henry County in 2019

Henry County Animal Care and Control confirmed Dec. 27 that only one positive rabies case has been reported in the county to that point in 2019.

The report was issued to the county’s Board of Health by HCACC rabies control officer Vince Farah, who said that it is the lowest total he has seen in his 33 years on the job in Henry County. About five years ago the rabies count in a single year was as high as 18 or 19, Farah said. He attributed the decline to the diligent work of county staff in educating citizens, who in turn have responded positively by ensuring that their pets are vaccinated.

The next monthly vaccination day at HCACC is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 527 Hampton Street in McDonough. A rabies vaccination will cost $20 and no appointment is needed. Information: henrycountyanimalcontrol.com.