Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife
The vaccine helps to control the spread of rabies in skunks and foxes and continues to keep Ontario raccoons free of rabies. The baits have been distributed in the following areas:
- Throughout southwestern Ontario.
- In the Niagara region between Welland Canal and Niagara River, including Navy Island.
- On Wolfe, Howe, Simcoe and Hill islands in St. Lawrence River as well as a small area on the mainland near Prescott.
The flavoured baits immunize most skunks, foxes and raccoons that eat them. Baits are small and khaki green, with a toll-free rabies hotline number stamped on them. If you see baits, please leave them undisturbed.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) has spent the past 40 years in a campaign to better understand the disease and eliminate rabies carried by raccoons, foxes and skunks from the province.