World Rabies Day celebrated with vaccination camp

Patan, 28 September 2012 – Animal Nepal today, on World Rabies Day, vaccinated over 60 pet and community dogs as part of a comprehensive programme to eradicate rabies in Lalitpur district.

At the mobile clinic at Patan Durbar Square,  a few hundred community members were educated about rabies prevention and pet care. Apart from conducting vaccinations, Animal Nepal’s team rescued and treated sick and injured five dogs.

The mission of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources. The tools and technology for human rabies prevention and dog rabies elimination are available.

Animal Nepal in 2009 introduced an Animal Birth Control and Anti Rabies programme in Lalitpur district. “Due to neutering and vaccination the stray dog population becomes rabies-free, non-breeding and non-aggressive, and it gradually decreases over a period of time,” said veterinary manager Dr Surendra Basyal.

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