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2017 Rabies Incident Updates

June 10 – A woman at a car repair shop in the 900 block of Cripple Creek Drive in Lawrenceville was bitten on the toe by a young fox. The fox attempted to attack other customers but was killed at the scene by bystanders. Tissue from the fox tested positive for rabies. Authorities are trying to contact the victim. Animal Welfare and Enforcement officials advise there are numerous fox dens in that area and urge people to use caution if they are approached by animals acting strangely.


May 31 – A Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officer captured a fox near Christiana Drive and Walnut Hill Circle in Lawrenceville, where a rabid fox had been killed by pet dogs on May 18. Tissue from the second fox also tested positive for rabies. The officer left two traps in the area.

May 30 – A Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officer responded to a report of a woman attacked by a fox in the 400 block of Windsor Farms Drive in Lawrenceville. The fox was captured and tested positive for rabies. The woman immediately sought medical attention.


May 18 – A Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division officer responded to a report of two dogs killing a fox at a residence on Walnut Hill Circle, Lawrenceville. The fox was sent to the state lab where it tested positive for rabies. There was no human exposure and both dogs have been examined, and are being quarantined at home, and are following their veterinarian’s recommendations.


May 15 – Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement reported a cat that tested positive for rabies was found on the 500 block of Sunset Drive in Norcross after it attacked three people and two dogs. The people have undergone the treatment for rabies. The dogs had been vaccinated.


March 20 – A raccoon attacked a dog in the 200 block of Lancelot Way, Lawrenceville. It was captured and tested positive for rabies. The dog was current on its vaccination and was quarantined at home.


March 1 – A raccoon was killed by dogs in the 1600 block of Heritage Drive, Snellville. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. The dogs were current on their vaccinations and were quarantined at home.