Mass Anti Rabies Vaccination Program Concludes

In our effort to control the spread of rabies in the region, we have been organising mass anti rabies vaccination program for the dogs in the region every year starting from 2006. We have had great success in curbing rabies in the region as the Chief Medical Officer of Delek Hospital rightly said, ” Since Tibet Charity started its mass rabies vaccination program in 2006, there has been no rabies related cases reported in Delek Hospital. I think the credit should be given to Tibet Charity to a large extent.”

Starting from 28th September 2017 which is World Rabies Day, we started vaccinating dogs in Dharamsala and its adjoining areas. The mass vaccination program concluded on 8th October 2017. In total, 925 dogs were vaccinated this year.

We thank Brigitte Bardot Foundation France who has funded this program since the start. We also thank Tenchoe la (Gangkyi area), Bhutti la (Gangkyi area), Woeser la (TCV area) and Ms Julie (McLeod area) who have helped us during this campaign. We are very grateful to Mr. Jamie and Ms Ellie from England who not only volunteered to work for us at the clinic but they also extended their stay by three days so as to help us in the mass vaccination program.

The number of dogs vaccinated during these eleven days are as under:

S. No. Places No. of dogs vaccinated
1 Tibet Charity House (Pet Dogs Only) 81
2 McLeodganj (Temple Area) 93
3 McLeodganj & Amdo Village 69
4 Bhagsunath area 78
5 Dharamkot/TIPA area 72
6 TCV/Naddi/Forsythganj 179
7 Library/Mentseekhang/Ghamroo 164
8 Norbulingka/Gyutoe Monastery 79
9 Lower TCV/Sarah Institute 33
10 TCV Gopalpur/Jamyang Choeling 52
11 Lower Dharamsala area 25
T O T A L : 925