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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Raccoon rabies vaccine baiting set for Aug. 3 to Aug. 17 in Allegheny County

Rabies Bait Flyer 2018

The Allegheny County Health Department is distributing rabies vaccine baits throughout the county and South Fayette Township from Aug. 3 to Aug. 17. People and pets should avoid contact with the baits even though the risk of adverse effects is minimal. Baits will not be placed in the Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park in South Fayette, but the possibility of a stray bait remains.

If a stray bait must be moved, it should be picked up using a shovel or a rubber or latex glove. Keep dogs on a leash, indoors or confined to your property as much as possible during the baiting and for a week afterward. Although the baits will not harm dogs, they could cause an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Baiting program information
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