ABC/AR – Animal Birth Control-Anti Rabies
Here is something you need to know about the strays in India
India has the highest numbers of stray dogs in the world at an approximated 35 million.
India also has the highest amount of human deaths by rabies. 95% of the time this is the result of a dog bite.
Historically, and in some communities today, the Indian government has taken to mass culling, an inhumane method that actually does not solve the problem.
To have a successful ABC/AR Animal Birth Control/Anti Rabies program, 70% of the dogs in the area must be sterilized and vaccinated per The World Health Organization’s protocol.
In 2008, 3 people died of rabies in Dharamsala as a result of a dog bite, including a 4 year old child.
Here is what we are doing about it
In 2009 DAR sent staff to be trained in humane dog catching and sterilization surgeries
In mid 2009 DAR began it’s mass sterilization and vaccination program.
In 2014 a second vet was hired to just perform spay/neuters.
By 2015 over 2000 sterilization surgeries have been performed and more than twice that number have been vaccinated for rabies.
We follow the World Health Organization protocol for created a rabies free healthy dog and human population.
As far as we know, there has been only one human death by rabies since 2008 to the present day since we started our program.
The cost of keeping everyone safe
Anti rabies vaccine
Cost for a female spay and post operative care (based on 3 day stay)
Injections (Antibiotic,painkiller,multivitamin, Dewormer, Anesthetics)