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100 children die from rabies every day

we're going to change that

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what is mission rabies

In September 2013, we vaccinated 60,000 dogs in 30 days. But that was just the beginning...

Over 99% of cases of human rabies are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is always fatal.

Every year, millions of healthy dogs are inhumanely killed for fear of this deadly disease. However, this doesn't halt the spread of rabies, which causes the deaths of around 61,000 people a year – the majority of which are children under 15.

Mission Rabies is going to change that.

Vaccinating dogs against rabies has been proven to stop the spread of the disease to people and saves the lives of humans and dogs.

Our aim is to eliminate rabies from the world by 2030. We launched the programme in the rabies hotspot of the world – India - where a third of all deaths are reported to occur. Click on the map, above, to learn more about our lifesaving work there!

Our work in India was just the beginning - all over the world people and animals are affected by this horrific disease, so in 2015 we expanded our proven dog vaccination programme to other high rabies-risk countries in Asia and Africa; wiping out rabies at the source and saving lives. Mission Rabies now works in 5 countries delivering its life-saving work at 7 unique project sites.

Rabies is 100% preventable. Mission Rabies is working to prevent needless deaths from this devastating disease and we need you to be a part of it. Come with us on our journey.

Dogs Trust is delighted to be part of Mission Rabies. Rabies is a terrible disease that is 100% preventable and yet brings misery and death to many thousands of dogs and people worldwide.

Dogs Trust has been a proud partner of Mission Rabies from the outset and I have seen firsthand the incredible way that the initiative inspires people and brings them together to help eliminate rabies.

Adrian Burder
CEO Dogs Trust


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