Dogs quarantine for rabies in Colquitt Co. - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Dogs quarantine for rabies in Colquitt Co.

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:29:52 GMT
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
  • Preparing your home for severe weather

    Preparing your home for severe weather

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:25:12 GMT
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
  • East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:17:32 GMT
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Colquitt County animal control officers want pet owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated.

Within the last 72-hours, The Humane Society of Colquitt County investigated five animal bite cases.

The victims in four of those cases were people.

The other was another dog.

Two of the dogs are quarantined right now to make sure they don't have rabies.

Animal control officers say you need to watch out for aggressive animals that may foam at the mouth because rabies can be deadly.

"Don't take it lightly. If it's taken lightly, it may be too late. That animal may have bitten an individual and it may go unreported so please contact animal control as soon as possible," said Animal Control Officer Justin Griffin.

If you are bitten by an animal, you should wash out the wound immediately and call your doctor or the hospital.  

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.