Welcome to the Shelter Outreach section of the WRD campaign.
(Right) A feral feline from an area casino in Senatobia MS is thankful for his rabies vaccine from the vaccination control program that took place for World Rabies Day 2011. Photo presented by Homeless Animals Relief Project in Senatobia MS.
The importance of rabies vaccinations is presented once again with a positive canine rabies case. A total of 32 individuals received post exposure prophylaxis and 36 canines were euthanized. Click here to see the MMWR article released by the Centers for Disease Control.
Educate – Vaccinate – Donate! Get involved by hosting a World Rabies Day event in your community/village to promote rabies education and vaccinations. Your donations truly make a difference and save lives all around the world. WRD events take place year round around and include poster displays, vaccination clinics, fun runs/walks, symposiums, cook-offs, sports tournaments, school visits, and more. Host and event or get caught wearing or displaying the WRD logo and your organization can be featured on our website! Tell us about your event by clicking here. (Right) Kitwe Animal Welfare Society hosting an animal rabies vaccine clinic in honor of World Rabies Day 2010
“Job Well Done” goes out to H.O.P.E. for Animals in Fort Wayne Indiana for their dedicated efforts in organizing a free animal rabies vaccination clinic for World Rabies Day in which 218 animals were vaccinated! To learn more about H.O.P.E. for Animals and their efforts visit http://www.hope-for-animals.org.
Rabies control and prevention also means handling wildlife with the respect they deserve. Avoid exposures by keeping your distance and calling upon professionals when assistance with wildlife is needed. Pictured here is professional wildlife trapper David Seeveld co-owner of AAAnimal Control in the USA. David is successfully removing and relocating a juvenile raccoon from an attic. It’s extremely important for the wildlife trapper to search the entire area for young wildlife along with the adults. “If there’s an adult raccoon in the attic, there’s about an 85% chance that it’s a mother with young” David states. And as for the bats: trust only a professional as an amateur will most likely trap them in! Once this occurs; “…bats will likely crawl down the wall of the home and often find their way into your living quarters”; David states! We applaud David and the effort of his team on safe wildlife removal and educating the public. To learn more visit www.racoonatticguide.com, www.wildlife-removal.com and www.aaanimalcontrol.com.
Global Rabies Prevention & Control: We tip our hats off to the Nigeria SPCA for their annual vaccination program of street dogs in which thousands of dogs are vaccinated each and every year! To learn more about Nigeria SPCA and their efforts visit http://www.nigeriaspca.com.
Blueprint for Rabies Prevention and Control
For Governing Bodies and Implementation Teams . The Rabies Blueprint is a major result of our work with the Partners for Rabies Prevention. The Blueprint is a comprehensive guide to the steps necessary to eliminate canine rabies in your area. It is available in English and French at: www.rabiesblueprint.com
Videos: These influential videos are available for free download. The brief and well informed (2 minute) video illustrates how lives are affected by the Rabies virus. The "Rabies: 120 years after Pasteur" (17 minute) video gives a more detailed look on what is rabies and how it impacts individuals and animals on a global scale. (WARNING: 2 Minute Video Contains Explicit Photos).
Rabies Video (2 minutes)
ARC Newsletter: The Newsletter of The Alliance for Rabies Control is published on a quarterly basis to show you first hand the latest news and updates of project campaigns around the world. The newsletter is also very informative on how Rabies affects the lives of humans and animals in countries across the world daily. We invite you to learn more at www.rabiescontrol.net, the official website for the Alliance for Rabies Control.
Rabies Brochure (en Español) (AVMA): "Rabies" is a brochure on what is rabies, what is an exposure, how to handle an exposure and more. Utilize this brochure to educate your staff and volunteers along with individuals in your community. This brochure is provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
2011 Rabies Compendium: The Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2011 is a document provided by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. This document guides you through information concerning rabies exposures, quarantine guidelines, prophylaxis, vaccine manufactures and more. This document is for your use and for distribution to practicing veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, animal welfare organization, and officials in animal control, public health, wildlife management, and agriculture.
Dog Bite Prevention (AVMA): "What you should know about Dog Bite Prevention" is a brochure on learning how to prevent situations that can lead to dog bites. This brochure lists what to do to prevent an attack along with what to do if your dog bites. Utilize this brochure to educate members in your community of all ages. This brochure is provided to you by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Rabies: The Disease, The Virus, The Treatment (PPT): Utilize this power point for discussions, training, self learning, and community presentations. This power point discusses the rabies virus and how it replicates and cycles through the body; how many people/animals are affected; what is an exposure and the next step; pre-exposure and post-exposure vaccines and how they work; and more. This power point is provided to you by the World Rabies Day team.
Take advantage of theses informative educational materials. These educational posters are easily downloaded in 8.5"x 11" and 18"x24". Utilize these educational posters for displays, education classes, presentations, and flyers. Print them to display in your offices, waiting areas, and animal rooms. For more educational materials (including lesson plans, brochures, PSA's) visit our Education Bank.