The World Rabies Day initiative is a global rabies awareness campaign to spread the word about rabies prevention. We invite you to join us by planning a World Rabies Day event, helping us raise funds for rabies prevention or by increasing rabies awareness in your community!
5 Easy Ways to Get Involved
1. Vaccinate your pets.
Save the lives of your cats and dogs by keeping them current on their rabies vaccinations. Supervise them closely and have them examined by a veterinarian if they fight with other animals or you find wounds on them. Without current vaccination, if they are exposed to rabies, they might become rabid and expose other people and animals.
2. Tell your friends.
Contact people in your email address book, tell them about rabies around the world. Rally their support for World Rabies Day events. Attach a hyperlink to the World Rabies Day website and encourage rabies prevention in the signature of all your emails. Even the smallest effort helps!
From organizing a local World Rabies Day event such as a dog-n-jog to writing pet protection tips for newsletters, your local rabies prevention community needs the support of people with big hearts just like you. Contact your local health department, animal control personnel, veterinarians or veterinary schools and find out how to get involved. Look on our website or contact us for local event organizers near you.
We are priming the pump of awareness throughout the world. With a little start-up support of posters, animal vaccine and small amounts of funding, localities are finding ways to continue the education message about the importance of animal vaccination, avoidance of animal bites, and seeking medical care if bitten. Giving money can save lives and deliver peace of mind because it is money well spent.
5. Shop to Make a Difference.
Buying World Rabies Day products helps you deliver the rabies prevention message to friends and community members, but when you buy our products, your money goes even further. Every purchase helps us take another step toward making rabies history through support of community level projects in regions of the world with the greatest continuing burden of human and animal rabies.
Click here to sign up to the World Rabies Day Listserv and receive news and updates about the campaign!