A better future for stray dogs
There is one thing that would transform the future for millions of stray dogs and revolutionize rabies control: a combined contraceptive and rabies vaccine for dogs.
Homeless dogs and rabies
It is estimated that there are 375 million homeless dogs in the world. Most live in areas where rabies is a threat. This enormous number makes it easy for rabies to circulate within dog populations before infecting people. Stop rabies. Donate now
Rabies causes horrific clinical symptoms and is invariably fatal for both people and animals.
Rabies is a disease of the poor. Most rabies deaths occur in Africa and Asia amongst the world’s poorest people. These people live alongside large numbers of stray dogs and at risk of the disease. But, they live without the educational, financial or medical resources to protect themselves. Stop the injustice. Donate now.
Inhumane slaughter of dogs
Because, in these areas,there is little or no control of dog populations and because they are the source of rabies, dogs are often perceived as vermin. In attempts to control the disease, dogs are subject to killing campaigns, in which they are commonly drowned, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, intentionally starved, or clubbed. These atrocities do not stop rabies. Stop the killing. Donate now.
The missing tool
Finding a feasible answer to humanely reduce the dog population is probably the single most important missing tool in the battle to reduce the burden of rabies across the globe, says our Executive Director, Professor Deborah Briggs. So that is one of the things we are working on. In a collaborative project with the Center for Disease Control, we are supporting research into a combined contraceptive and rabies vaccine. If successful, it will improve the lives of millions of stray animals and be a major step towards freeing people and animals from the threat of rabies.
Any contribution you can make towards this project is practical action to improve the future for stray dogs, save lives, and stop the suffering of people and animals caused by rabies. Please help. Donate now.