We are proud to announce that our clinic is partnering with the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University to eliminate rabies worldwide. Rabies is the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. Each year more than 59,000 people die from rabies. The deaths are mostly in Africa, India and other parts of Asia where 99% of rabies cases are found. One-half of deaths are children under the age of 16.
The WSU Rabies Vaccination Program team vaccinates an average of 300 dogs each day in east Africa. They visit 180 villages every year in seven districts adjacent to the Serengeti National Park. Because of the program, the vaccination zone – a cordon sanitaire – is rabies free.
The goal is to use the rabies-free vaccination zone as a model in other parts of Africa and Asia. But to do that, we need your help. Your $10 gift will vaccinate a child’s dog. A gift of any amount will move us closer to a world where no child dies from canine rabies. All Creatures Animal Hospital will be donating $1 per rabies vaccine given starting September 1st until the end of year. Please join us in our efforts to eliminate rabies worldwide by visiting www.EliminateRabies.wsu.edu.