Like every year, Tibet Charity celebrated World Rabies Day on the 28th of September 2017.
A small public awareness fucntion was organised on the day at Tibet Charity House. The function was attended by Dr. Tseten Dorjee la, Chief Medical Officer of Delek Hospital as the Chief Guest. The Deputy Director and the Assistant Director of State Animal Husbandry Department Dharamsala were the Guests of Honor on the occasion. Various schools and monastic institutions also sent their representatives to the function.
Mr. Tsering Thundup, Director Tibet Charity gave the welcome and introductory speech. He briefly outlined the history of Tibet Charity Animal Care programs starting from 2006. He explained how Tibet Charity has succeeded in controlling the dog population and the spread of rabies in the region with kind support from State Animal Husbandry Department and other NGOs in the region. Except for a lone rabid dog that bit some people few days back, no rabid dog bite case has been reported since we started our program in 2006. He thanked all for their support in making this possible. Above all he thanked Brigitte Bardot Foundation, France for funding our program and Tibet Children’s Village School for kindly providing us the space to run this program.
Dr. Ajmer Singh Dogra, the Deputy Director of State Animal Husbandry Department lauded Tibet Charity for their programs for the benefit of the stray dogs. He promised full support to Tibet Charity in carrying out its activities for the control of dog population and rabies in the region. He suggested better coordination among the NGOs in the region working for common goal.
Dr. Tseten la also said that there has been no rabid dog bite related cases at Delek Hospital since the time Tibet Charity started its program in 2006. He said that he always admired Tibet Charity for their various socially beneficial programs that helps both the animals and people in need. He thanked all those who are associated with the good works of Tibet Charity. Helping the innocent animals, he said, is putting compassion into practice.
During the fucntion different individuals and associations were felicitated for adopting street dogs and for their work for the welfare of the street animals.
At the end of the function, the Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department inaugurated the 10 days’ Mass Anti Rabies Vaccination program by giving the first vaccination to our house dog Paula. This was followed by vaccination program for the pet dogs in the region.
Tibet Charity once again thank Brigitte Bardot Foundation France and Tibetan Children’s Village School for their continuous support.