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DVS mission Rabies Page - Ian Battersby

Vaccinating dogs in India against Rabies for Worldwide Veterinary Service because we can improve animal walfare and save lives.

57 %
raised of £2,424 target
by 26 supporters
  • Event: MIssion Rabies, 01 Sep 2013 to 30 Sep 2013

Worldwide Veterinary Service

We support animal welfare charities to improve the lives of animals worldwide

Charity Registration No. 1100485



I am a Internal Medicine Clinician working at Davies Veterinary Specialists and will be joining the Mission Rabies Team in September this year with the aim of vaccinating 50,000 street dogs in one month. This is the start of a 3 year project.

It is estimated ever hour one child in India dies from Rabies, 24 children in 24 hours. The virus is usually contracted from a dog bite. Both myself and the staff at Davies Veterinary Specialists are proud the practice will be assisting in a project by purchasing the first 50,000 vaccines. 

What is Mission Rabies?

Working with the Dog Trust , the Worldwide Veterinary Service have created  'Mission Rabies' . The project aims to reduce the incidents of Rabies in India, which is considered a global hotspot for the disease. The project is also supported by a number of organisations including Davies Veterinary Specialists, BSAVA and WSAVA.

Your donations  will be able to sustain this project over a minimium of 3 years ( target 3 million pounds)

Mission Rabies Goals 
1. Setting up the country’s first India National Rabies Network – supplying cheap, effective vaccines nationwide. Recording who gives it, where and to how many dogs. We can then start mapping the distribution of the protection available.

2. Running surgical training programmes in rabies danger zones. Teaching local vets the best field techniques in dog population and vaccination control.

3. Raising funds to vaccinate 2 million dogs in the key hotspot areas of India in the next 3 years.

 Currently for every pound donated we can purchase vaccinations for 4 dogs.

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  • Ian with Luke Gamble ( Project Leader)
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