Erie County soon to require rabies shots for pets

SANDUSKY Dog, cat and ferret owners in Erie County will soon be required to obtain rabies vaccinatio
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Dog, cat and ferret owners in Erie County will soon be required to obtain rabies vaccinations for their pets.

The planned regulation likely will take effect Aug. 10 and will require pets at least three months old to receive rabies shots, said Bob England, director of the county's environmental health division.

The point is to protect Erie County families, Health Commissioner Pete Schade said. Raccoons infected with rabies are a problem in eastern Ohio, and they have gradually been creeping westward, Schade said.