Cape May County will be working to control animal rabies cases. The county announced that 34,400 vaccine-laden baits throughout the mainland communities of Cape May County. The majority of the baits will be distributed by the air and the remaining will be distributing by hand in raccoon habitats (such as storm drains) and other areas considered inaccessible from the air. If weather permits, the baits will be distributed starting the week of May 18th and be completed within one to two weeks. To ensure that animal rabies is controlled and that people and pets are protected, pet owners must do their part by vaccinating their dogs and cats against rabies. Additionally, people should not approach wild animals themselves – instead call the local animal control officer for assistance.