By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In a few days, rabies vaccine baits will start falling from the sky in Allegheny County.READ MORE: Suspects Accused Of Stealing No Parking Signs And Ripping Down Flags Expected To Turn Themselves In
From July 29 to Aug. 31, Allegheny County Health Department and USDA Wildlife Services will distribute the raccoon rabies vaccine baits both from the ground and by helicopter and fixed wing airplanes.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ready For Booster Shots Once Feds Give OK, Acting Health Secretary Says
It’s part of an effort to reduce raccoon rabies, as well as human and pet exposures to rabid animals. The county credits the program for significantly reducing rabies exposures over the past two decades.
If you find a bait near your home, the Allegheny County Health Department says you should leave it alone. While they’re not harmful, children are encouraged to not touch them and pet owners should keep their dogs and cats indie or on leashes at least five days after your neighborhood has been baited.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Partners With Kiwibot To Launch Robot Delivery System
You can learn more about the program here.