Rabies in dogs

Friend or foe?

Friend or foe?

Rabies turns dogs into a feared enemy around the world. Why? Because 99% of all human rabies cases are caused by an infected dog bite. In rabies hotspots, one bite – or even a lick to broken skin – can lead to an unimaginable death. It's a horrifying fact. And one that often brings people and dogs head-to-head.

But dogs can be friends, not foes.

Homeless and Hopeless

As if life was not tough enough for stray dogs, they're overwhelmingly rabies' most frequent victim.

Stray dogs fight to survive every day. They must dodge traffic, scavenge for food and drink dirty water. It's made them tough, but the rabies virus is tougher – it's fatal.

Homeless and Hopeless
The science of why we vaccinate dogs

The science of why we vaccinate dogs

Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which means it can travel from animals to humans. In the case of rabies, this is most commonly through dogs. It is spread to through bites or can be spread through contact of saliva with a wound such as a scratch.

But it is entirely vaccine preventable. It's a simple solution, using complicated science.

Saving their life without costing their life

The human rabies vaccine is often inaccessible – either due to distance or cost – and it only protects on person. But vaccinating dogs is vastly cheaper, while instantly protecting the dog, other canines, and the communities they live alongside.

Saving their life without costing their life

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