Published On : Sat, Aug 31st, 2013

NMC to start “Mission Rabies”

6000 stray and domestic dogs would be administered the anti-rabies vaccination from September 1 to September 15

Nagpur News: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is now launching “Mission Rabies” on the auspices of Worldwide Veterinary Services and Dog Trust and with cooperation of Vets for Animal and Indian Society for Animal Human Welfare, Nagpur. The Mission aims to vaccinate and free 6000 stray and domestic dogs of deadly rabies. The project will run from September 1 to September 15. The anti-rabies vaccination would be done free of cost.

Similarly, for creating mass awareness about the rabies, posters and leaflets containing all information  would be distributed to the citizens. Experts from Government Veterinary College, Nagpur and the Department of Animal Husbandry would guide the students of NMC schools on the symptoms, treatment and prevention of rabies.

If the Mission Rabies stands successful, then the next year over 2 lakh stray and domestic dogs would be administered anti-rabies vaccination. The census of animals was undertaken in 2012. There are approximately 18,000 domestic dogs in the city. The vaccination is effective for three years.