Moon Township Pennsylvania • 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 • 412.262.1700



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Public Notice
9/1/21
Public Notice Sale of Surplus Property
8/27/21
Archery Only Deer Hunt in Moon Parks
8/25/21
9/11 Parade
8/24/21
Glass Recycling Event
8/9/21
Raccoon Vaccination Program
8/4/21
Electronics Recycling Event
8/2/21
I 79 Bridge Closure
7/8/21
Family Fun Friday Nights
6/21/21
July 4th at Moon Park
6/17/21
Military Banner Program
5/27/21
Glass Recycling Event
5/20/21
Recycling Day
5/18/21
Government Auction
4/15/21
New Dump Opened at Moon Park
4/8/21
Electronic Recycling
3/22/21
Curbside Leaf & Brush Pick-up
3/17/21
Glass Recycling Event
3/9/21
Drop Off Site at Downs Fire Station Closed
3/2/21
NEXTransit Public Meetings
2/11/21
2021 Community Engagement Guides
1/25/21
Promote your event for free
1/21/21
Summer Pavillion Rental 2021
1/11/21
Snow Removal
1/7/21
Christmas Tree Pickup
12/29/20
Moon Park's Ice Rink
12/7/20
Moon Township's 2021 Budget
12/4/20
Moon Township's Proposed 2021 Budget
11/17/20
Boards & Committees Vacancies
11/17/20
Glass Recycling Event
10/30/20
Curbside Leaf & Brush Pick-up
10/19/20
Shredding Event
10/7/20
Coffee with a Cop
9/30/20
Flushing Water Mains
9/28/20
BI Crescent Tranmission Lines
9/17/20
Electronic Recycling
9/14/20
MTVFC Sportsmen's Bash
9/8/20
Glass Recycling Event
8/19/20
Shredding Event
8/19/20
Calling all WWII Veterans
8/17/20
Archery Only Deer Hunt in Moon Parks
8/6/20
Allegheny County Voting Newsletter
8/5/20
VPRP 2020 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program
8/3/20
Raccoon Baiting
7/27/20
Census 2020 Update!
7/13/20
Moon Parks Concerts Rescheduled
7/13/20
Fireworks in Moon
6/24/20
Senior Farmers' Market
6/9/20
Recycle Event
5/12/20
Farmers' Market
5/7/20
Bells Across Pennsylvania Day
4/30/20
Thorn Run Interchange Work Update
4/28/20
COVID Update: Board of Supervisors Meeting
4/22/20
Earth Day 2020
4/21/20
Thorn Run Interchange Work Resumes
4/16/20

Raccoon Vaccination Program

Vacant

Over the past 20 years, there has been a significant reduction in human and pet exposures to the rabies virus throughout Allegheny County. This is largely due to the efforts of the rabies vaccination program for wild raccoons, spearheaded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (USDA), in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This year, employees and volunteers from both organizations will be distributing vaccine-containing baits from July 29 through September 15.

The baits will be being delivered both by hand from ground vehicles and by aircraft, including helicopter and fixed-wing airplanes. The aircraft will be flying low over a residential area and at times, residents may see aircraft moving slowly over the same area repeatedly within a short period. As this could be alarming if the residents are unaware of what is happening, we are asking the municipalities to join us in getting the word out about the baiting and when it will be happening to minimize upset to the public. Hand baiting will occur from August 2 through August 10.

There are three different vaccines you could see- a vaccine packet inside a fishmeal block, a packet coated in fishmeal, or a blister packet coated in a sweet, dark green, waxy coating, all of which are very tasty to raccoons. The scent attracts the raccoons who eat the bait and vaccine, resulting in the development of antibodies to the rabies virus.

The risk of adverse effects to humans and animals due to exposure to the vaccine is minimal, but we urge the public to avoid contact with the bait if possible. If a stray bait must be moved, it should be picked up using rubber or latex gloves or a shovel. We are also asking the public to keep their dogs on a leash, indoors, or confined to their property as much as possible during baiting and the week after.

In years past, we have specifically had problems with off-leash dogs consuming the baits in parks. Parks are common raccoon habitats and are therefore important areas to the bait. This interferes with the intended purpose of the baits and concerns and upsets citizens. A sign informing the public of this information that can be posted in parks can be found at: www.achd.net/raccoon.

We are requesting that you help us to publicize the baiting effort in municipal newsletters, publications, and on social media with the educational materials found on our website here: www.achd.net/raccoon. We also request that you inform your Emergency Management Coordinator.



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Contact Information

Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
412.262.1700


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