My name is Dr. Martin; I am the medical director and associate veterinarian at Waleska Animal Hospital. I wanted to make you aware of a case of rabies in the community. A fox attacked a couple in Lake Arrowhead last week and has tested positive for rabies. The couple is currently going through post-exposure prophylaxis and is expected to be fine.
I was hoping you could share some information with your community about rabies and vaccination. Rabies is an incurable disease; it is 100% fatal in humans and animals. It is considered zoonotic, meaning it is transmitted to humans through animals via bite or scratch. Any warm blooded animal can contract and carry rabies. In the wild it is commonly seen in raccoons, skunks, fox, and bats. If any animal is acting out of the ordinary, ie: coming out at odd times throughout the day, attacking humans or animals, or showing neurological signs such as seizures, foaming at the mouth, or trouble walking then it should be suspected of rabies.
If your pet gets in a scuffle with one of these animals, rabies vaccines are necessary for its safety. If your cat or dog is already vaccinated it will be boostered with another vaccine and put on an in home quarantine watching for any signs of illness. If your cat or dog is not vaccinated you have only two options: mandatory 6 month quarantine at a state facility at your cost, or, automatic euthanasia.
The rabies vaccine is required by law in the state of Georgia for these reasons. At Waleska Animal Hospital we offer 1 year rabies vaccines for dogs and for cats without a doctor’s exam.
Please do not hesitate to call our facility with any questions at 770) 345-1611.
If you think you have encountered a rabid animal please call The environmental health department at 404) 657-2588.
The Great Sky HOA Advisory Committee now
have their own email addresses!
Please email any issues to
the appropriate committee.
The Great Sky
Homeowners Association, Inc. (HOA) has installed a 8-channel NVR, digital color security camera system with a 1TB hard drive and 8 megapixel cameras
and HD resolution.
These cameras are positioned to monitor each entrance to the clubhouse (including the roadway), each pool and the slide (including the entrance gates to the pool area), the children's lot, tennis courts, and parking lot area. The HOA intends to post signs indicating that the clubhouse and amenity
areas are under surveillance.
These security cameras will be utilized to support local authorities in the prosecution of any crimes committed at or around the Great Sky Clubhouse. Further, the HOA has authorized the City of Canton Police Department to deal with any trespassers on its grounds.
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At any given time, on average there are about 1800 thunderstorms occurring on earth with 100 lightning strikes per second.
Lightning bolts can travel 60 miles.
A lightning bolt travels at about 14,000mph and brings 300,000 volts of electricity to the ground.
The air located around a lightning bolt is heated to around 30,000 degrees Celsius. This is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
The chances of being struck by lightning is about one in three million.
Lightning sets about 10,000 forest fires every year in the United States.
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