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Fatal Fangs - 74 People Contract Rabies

Rabies in Thailand In February this year, 74 people contracted rabies from dogs and cats in 13 provinces. The urgency of our annual vaccination program can't be underestimated and will start this month to include up to 200 street, temples and Healing Centre dogs.

The height of summer is pounding us again with heat stroke warnings and a minor possibility of rabies in our area. But we must be very diligent. We're asking for your help by donating a small amount towards the vaccines needed to keep our dogs and community safe.

A few years ago a cat living close to the temple where we care for the dogs contracted rabies and scratched her owner who also contracted the virus. The Livestock Department put the cat down and the owner was treated and recovered in the hospital. It was a very worrying time.

Urgent vaccinations A government spokesman said, "The major cause of the recent spread is the recklessness of pet owners who fail to have their pets vaccinated against the deadly virus".

All the dogs we care for in several temples and our Healing Centre must be vaccinated to keep them and the people in our community safe. Our program is c