Mission Rabies in conjunction with local partner charity Dogstar Foundation ran a pilot vaccination campaign in January 2015 in Negombo, Sri Lanka to demonstrate the effectiveness of Mission Rabies’ working protocols and to establish the feasibility of transferring these to working outside of India.
This project was the first to be held outside of India and aimed to test the ability for the established practices to work in alternate locations.
- A 5,000-dog vaccination drive was opted for to act as a proof of concept.
- A total of 5,327 dogs were vaccinated in the inner-city area over 20 days of mobile door-to-door vaccinations.
- This was estimated to be over 75% of the canine population, sufficient to create herd immunity against rabies.
Following the success of the 2015 drive the 2016 program was expanded to cover the entire city of Negombo. Working with teams from Municipal Council our local partners, Mission Rabies provided 137 “pop up” static vaccination centres city wide followed by a 10-day mobile door to door vaccination program with international volunteers. This amazing partnership reached a total 9,322 animals, well over the 70 % coverage needed.
2017 promises to be our biggest year yet in Sri Lanka as the programme in Negombo reaches its 3rd and final year.
Founded in 2006 by Samantha and Mark Green Dogstar Foundation is transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Dogstar has always worked closely with Sri Lankan communities, Veterinary professionals and local authorities to provide humane dog population management, education leading to attitude change and the development of veterinary practice. Since 2015 Dogstar has partnered with Mission Rabies to deliver Mass Rabies vaccination programs in Negombo.
A dog charity with a difference, taking a scientific and evidence led approach to animal welfare, Dogstar is committed to tackling welfare issues at the root causes and providing sustainable solutions. As a founding member of The Animal Welfare Coalition of Sri Lanka Dogstar also advocate for new and improved animal welfare legislation.
Goa Mega Vaccination Drive
Be a part of an amazing 10,000 dog vaccination drive to aid in the elimination of rabies in the whole state of Goa!
Join us in delivering life-saving vaccines, heading through the back-streets of beautiful Goa to help us protect generations from rabies!
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