In October, we carried out the first of our rabies vaccination campaigns, and it was a great success. We worked in collaboration with AWARE Trust and the district veterinary department to vaccinate domestic dogs in and around the south of the Savé Valley Conservancy against rabies and other infectious diseases.
We provided fuel for the awareness campaign as well as 750 rabies vaccines, 250 ‘7 in 1’ vaccines (including canine distemper and canine parvo-virus) and various consumables (needles, syringes etc), and had an excellent turn out to the vaccination sites. Together with the veterinary department vaccines, several thousand dogs were vaccinated against rabies.
So a very big thank you to everyone who donated funds for this project – it is one of the most important aspects of what we do here. Not only will it considerably reduce the risks of rabies and other diseases spreading into the wild dogs and other wildlife, it also has very significant positive health implications for the domestic dogs.