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Mission Rabies was born out of a desire to make a difference to the lives of millions of people and dogs across the world. More than 100 children die from rabies every single day.
Mission Rabies launched by vaccinating over 60,000 dogs in 28 days across India, with a clear mission – the eradication of rabies from the world by 2030. Over 99% of cases of human rabies are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is always fatal. Lives lost – families ripped apart.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of healthy dogs are inhumanely killed for fear of this deadly disease. However, it’s been shown that this doesn’t halt the spread of rabies to people and can actually exacerbate the problem. Vaccinating dogs against rabies, alongside effective birth control programs, has been proven to stop the spread of the disease to people and saves the lives of humans and dogs.
Mission Rabies is creating a global network of organizations, all with the same aim; to eradicate rabies by 2030. The charity is committed to working alongside World Health Organization (WHO) principles and other multilateral organizations that are dedicated to the fight against the disease. It is also forming collaborative partnerships with government bodies in the countries it visits and Utilizes the abundance of skills in the local people.
Mission Rabies was founded in 2012 by vet Luke Gamble, a respected figure in the animal welfare community who also started the hugely successful Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) in 2002. Luke is also the founding partner of Pilgrims Veterinary Practice and a founding director of PetAir UK and PetAir SA. Luke was the star of a ten part series on Sky One entitled ‘Vet Adventures’ and has published books about his veterinary exploits. He has also been presented with a number of prestigious awards throughout his career.
SOI DOG FOUNDATION
Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France and Holland. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand. Our aim is to set an example for the Asian region on how to humanely reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through spaying and neutering, and to better the lives and living conditions of the stray dogs and feral cats of Asia.
De-sexing (Sterilization) has been proven to be the most effective way to help the animals. Soi Dog has reached a milestone of over 58,915 dogs and cats sterilized as of December 2013. Soi Dog is made up of people like yourself, be they financial supporters, field or shelter volunteers, fundraisers etc. with a common goal of helping neglected and abused dogs & cats. If you would like to join Soi Dog either by becoming a sponsor of a dog or cat, or as a local or international volunteer please click on the orange links above.
ROMANIA ANIMAL RESCUE
Sets up free spay/neuter, veterinary treatments, veterinary training, and educational programs to help the animals of Romania. Dogs, cats and horses have received help from our ongoing programs for animal welfare. In addition, our charity also provides international spay/neuter campaigns via Animal Spay Neuter International (www.animalsni.org)
Started in 2003 by a group of hikers from the San Francisco Bay Area, Romania Animal Rescue (RAR) has helped to prevent the birth and suffering of thousands of animals who would have otherwise been born to suffer from abandonment.
ASNI set up spay neuter programs and services for dogs and cats in impoverished areas throughout the world and provide funding to enable underserved communities to care for and sterilize their pets.
According to Dogs on Death Row and PETA, each unspayed female dog and her offspring can potentially produce up to 67,000 puppies in her seven-year lifespan. Granted, most of these puppies will not live to maturity, and will suffer the diseases that inflict great misery such as parvo, distemper, hepatitis, along with infestations of parasites and being involved in accidents.
It is our opinion that the most humane way to help the stray animals is to provide the means for them not to reproduce, i.e. no more suffering puppies or kittens. There are a number of very qualified vets now who are becoming world-renowned for their skills at high volume, safe, and sterile spay/neuter procedures, and Animal Spay/Neuter International is fortunate enough to be able to work with three of these vets:
- Dr. Aurelian Stefan, DVM
- Dr. Petrisor Stefan, DVM, and
- Dr. Irina Corbu, DVM
These vets not only provide spay/neuter services for our charity but also train other vets from around the world on how to perform safe and humane spay/neuter using the highest standards and best skills.