Annual Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Baiting Project Set for July 31 – August 17

The annual Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program kicks off tomorrow, July 31, and will end on August 17. The program leaves edible rabies vaccines in habitats that raccoons are likely to visit. When eaten, a raccoon will develop immunity to the virus.

The local partnership between USDA’s Wildlife Services (WS) and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is marking its 19th year. In addition to employees of WS and ACHD, staff from the county’s departments of Human Services and Parks, Pittsburgh City Parks, USDA Veterinarian Services, and the PA Game Commission will be distributing more than 300,000 baits in all 130 municipalities across Allegheny County. Read more: