ABC/AR – Animal Birth Control-Anti Rabies

Here is something you need to know about the strays in India

Fact #1

India has the highest numbers of stray dogs in the world at an approximated 35 million.

Fact #2

India also has the highest amount of human deaths by rabies. 95% of the time this is the result of a dog bite.

Fact #3

Historically, and in some communities today, the Indian government has taken to mass culling, an inhumane method that actually does not solve the problem.

Fact #4

To have a successful ABC/AR Animal Birth Control/Anti Rabies program, 90% of the dogs in the area must be sterilized and 70% vaccinated per The World Health Organization’s protocol.

Fact #5

In 2008, 3 people died of rabies in Dharamsala as a result of a dog bite, including a 4 year old child. There are been at least one reported death every year since. Most rabies deaths in Dharamsala go unreported. 

Here is what we are doing about it

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In 2009 DAR sent staff to be trained in humane dog catching and sterilization surgeries

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In mid 2009 DAR began it’s mass sterilization and vaccination program.

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In 2014 a second vet was hired to just perform spay/neuters.

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Between 2009 and 2014 over 2000 sterilization surgeries have been performed and more than twice that number have been vaccinated for rabies.

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Between 2015 and 2018 2059 sterilization surgeries have vaccinated 3549 for rabies.

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In 2017, we started our annual roaming dog populations surveys to determine how to reach suggested scientific goals to stabilize population and eliminate rabies: 90% sterilization and 70% vaccination. We divided a section of the town into 25 distinct areas to focus our efforts on. To learn more about our program, click HERE.

 

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To learn more about rabies click HERE.

The cost of keeping everyone safe

$3

Anti rabies vaccine

$35

Cost for a female spay and post operative care (based on 3 day stay)

$3

Antiseptics+Gauze+cotton

$16

Sutures

$5

Food

$8

Injections (Antibiotic,painkiller,multivitamin, Dewormer, Anesthetics)

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