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Oral Rabies Bait Drop: August 2nd - August 27th

The Wildlife Services (WS) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working with the New York  State Department of Health to protect people and pets from the threat of rabies in our area. WS is distributing an oral rabies vaccine (ORV) bait to vaccinate raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes and help stop further spread of rabies between August 2nd - August 27th. ORV baits are about the size of a matchbox and are coated with fishmeal flavoring or a sweet vanilla wax. ORV baits can be distributed by airplane, helicopter, or car.