DOUGLASVILLE, Ga -- A 13-year-old boy had to undergo treatment for rabies after he was bitten by a fox. He was the second person bitten in two days and now officials are alerting residents in the neighborhood.
Douglas County Animal Control want the public to make sure their household pets are vaccinated because there are rabid foxes in the area. Even though both incidents happened within several thousand feet, officials believe there were two separate rabid foxes.
Frances McMillan, manager of animal control, said the incidents happened on opposite sides of a busy Fairburn Road. "We recommend, and it is state law, that your animal be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian for rabies once per year," she said.