Management Of Indian Street Dogs





Social Issues, 27 May - 2014 ,

Management Of Indian Street Dogs
Stray Dog

Every 2 seconds someone is bitten by a dog in India and around 24 people a day suffer an excruciating death from rabies - over half of which are children. The solution? A quick surgery developed by Humane Society International called Capture, Neuter, Vacc

 In India the free-roaming dogs number in the 10 millions and bite millions of people every year, including children. Indians people experience among the highest rates of dog bites in the world. 36% of the world's rabies deaths occur in India, according to the WHO.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year from rabies infections more than a third of the global rabies toll in India.

Every 2 seconds someone is bitten by a dog in India and around 24 people a day suffer an excruciating death from rabies - over half of which are children. The solution? A quick surgery developed by Humane Society International called Capture, Neuter, Vaccinate & Return (CNVR) that is based on the work done in the United States to manage feral cat populations.

 Mission Rabies.  Mission Rabies is an ambitious project that will tackle the growing problem of rabies in India. Various animal rights organisations (BSAVA, Dogs Trust, Davies Veterinary Specialists, WSAVA Foundation, WTG, Techniks, CVA and the Animal Welfare Board of India) have come together for 'Mission Rabies', the mass vaccination drive. Blue Cross has joined Mission Rabies.  Under the project, the organisations will also set up an India National Rabies Network, supplying cheap, effective vaccines nationwide and map vaccination coverage across the country.  More than 50,000 street dogs across the country will be vaccinated against rabies 

Other solution is to Capture, Neuter, Vaccinate & Return the Dog that is based on the work done in the United States to manage feral cat populations.


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