World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day 28th September 2020
We are very excited to have been invited by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), the leading international rabies non-profit org to organize an anti-rabies event on 28 September. This is World Rabies Day a crucially important day in the animal welfare calendar.
We are currently one of two Thai NGO to participate in this event and will be joining many organisations around the world to help eradicate this killer virus. The Thai Government estimates 16% of animals are infected with rabies.
Our 5 person team will comprise 2 members of our local Government Livestock Department and 3 Outreach Team members. The Livestock Department has kindly donated 100 rabies vaccines for our event registered as Thailand and Temple Street Dogs Anti Rabies Vaccination Drive. Our target is to vaccinate 200 stray and Temple dogs over our 2-day event on 27 and 28 September. These unvaccinated dogs typically live on the roadside and in temples covering a 100-kilometre radius where animal welfare is scant. Our Outreach Manager is currently surveying this area and contacting the dogs' feeders, to enlist their help.
We are asking for your help too. GARC will assist us to promote our event but isn’t able to provide any financial assistance. We would be grateful for donations however small to help us buy 150 additional rabies vaccines. Please visit our website wishlist page https://www.headrockdogs.org/wish-list to see the cost of one rabies vaccine set including syringe and needle.
Estimates suggest that over 5.5 billion people live with the daily risk of rabies, with 59,000 deaths every year. Over 95% of these deaths are in Africa and Asia, with the majority occurring from rabid dog bites. Around half of the people who die are children.
Please consider making a small donation to help us with this important worldwide project.