710 dogs vaccinated

A dog receiving vaccination

The animal care section of Tibet Charity successfully concluded the mass rabies vaccination program for the stray dogs in and around Dharamsala.

A dog being marked after vaccination

The mass vaccination program for stray dogs concluded one day after World Rabies Day which was celebrated on 28th September 2016. Like every year, the staff of our Animal Care Section assisted by our home nurses went from village to village, street to street and house to house trying to locate dogs and vaccinating them.

This year we could vaccinate 710 dogs. Our vet teamcovered places such as McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu Nag, Dharamkot, Gangchen Kyishong, Naddi Village, Norbu Lingka, Sarah and Trilokpur.

We are very grateful to Brigitte Bardot Fondation France for kindly funding this program for the last nine years. Thanks to their support and our initiative, Rabies has become unheard of in the region since 2007.

Crossing forest to look for dogs
Overcoming all odds to reach a dog

We thank our vet team and our home nurses, for continuously going around on foot for 10 days in the hot sun, vaccinating these dogs.  We thank animal lovers at various places for helping us in locating dogs, catching them and offering us refreshment at times.