January 20 – Animal Nepal concerned about rabies outbreak in Kirtipur

Animal Nepal is concerned about a rabies outbreak in Kirtpur. Today we caught a rabid dog at the Department of Horticulture,  just ten minutes away from our shelter. the dog was the victim of a feral rabid dog, which attacked 7 people (incl 2 children) and 4 dogs. The feral dog has died already and the lab has confirmed he carried the rabies virus.

This puppy was not vaccinated yet and soon developed rabies symptoms. We euthanised it and keep a close eye on the other victims.

We have informed all the related department and urge the government to take immediate action by informing the public and conducting ring vaccinations in the area.