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The Gambia Horse And Donkey Trust

Save a Life on World Rabies Day - Rabies Vaccination Campaign

We need your help to save as many lives as possible on World Rabies Day. Just £5 can buy a rabies vaccination - please, can you help us to reach our target of vaccinating 1000 dogs across The Gambia?
raised of £5,000 target
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Closed on 25/11/2023
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Can you help us to reduce the number of animals and people who contract rabies?

Around the world, one person dies every 9 minutes from rabies. When this disease is entirely preventable, this figure is absolutely heart-breaking. Most people in The Gambia are unable to access rabies vaccinations to protect themselves and huge numbers of animals are not vaccinated against the disease.

Rabies is a fatal disease and is endemic to The Gambia. The Gambia is Africa's smallest country and people here are particularly vulnerable to rabies due to the level of poverty and the large numbers of stray dogs.

We want to make a real difference this year and vaccinate as many dogs as we possibly can to prevent this disease but we can't do it without your help.

For just £5 we can vaccinate a dog. Will you help us to reach our target to vaccinate 1000 dogs?

Vaccinating dogs is the most effective strategy for rabies control and our team are ready to vaccinate as many dogs as possible. We simply need to purchase the vaccines for them to administer.

Please, please help us in any way that you can to enable us to vaccinate as many dogs as possible. We regularly see cases of rabid dogs at our veterinary hospital and it is heart-breaking to see the suffering that this awful disease causes; it is also highly dangerous for our staff to deal with. For every dog we vaccinate, we reduce the risk of people and animals dying from this awful disease.

We know times are hard at the moment but we are SO grateful for your support!

About the charity

The charity helps to reduce extreme poverty in the rural areas by increasing the productivity of working horses and donkeys through welfare and management training. It provides basic veterinary assistance, teaches in schools and to farmers groups, and provides scholarships for paravets at college level.

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