Land ahoy!

Post by
Kate Shervell
on
August 31st 2013

After a month at sea, travelling over 11,000km from Southampton via the Mediterranean Sea, through the Suez Canal, the Red Sea and across the Arabian Sea, the ship carrying the Mission Rabies truck has finally reached dry land at Mumbai docks! Our Logistics Manager, Antony, was there to unload the truck and make sure that everything had survived the sea crossing intact!

Despite the huge distance already covered, the real journey is only just about to begin! From the 1st September, the truck will set off on a 6,000km overland adventure, from the beaches of Goa and the tropical backwaters of Kerala, to the fringes of the Himalayas and the land of the one-horned rhino. Along the way it will stop at 11 vaccination checkpoints, assisting our veterinary teams of over 250 vets, nurses, paravets and dog catchers as they vaccinate 50,000 dogs in just one month!

There are still a couple of volunteer places left on the trip this September - contact kate@wvs.org.uk if you'd like to take part!