Calhoun will not be part of the oral rabies vaccine drop this year, but Clay and Braxton will be among the 32 counties receiving the treatment.

The drop, made from airplane and by hand, is directed toward the raccoon population.

The Department of Health and Human Services will start the distribution Sept. 1 and should finish by Oct. 1.

The vaccine bait has two forms, one looks like a fig cookie, the other like a ketchup package with a brown, fish meal coating.

The bait is not harmful to pets but can cause indigestion.

Health officials say people should not try to take the baits away from dogs or cats if they find it.

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