Project Update Third Quarter 2019: The Threat of Rabies

By Peter Blinston, Painted Dog Conservation Executive Director

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Rabies is an ever present threat to the painted dogs in our region. We suffered the loss of the Mabuyamabhema pack in 2017 and to help combat this we have stepped up our efforts to vaccinate as many domestic dogs against rabies (and distemper) in the surrounding villages.

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We are supported in this vital work by Wildlife Vets International

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Most importantly is the collaboration with our local Veterinary Department, who we also assisted recently with the donation of a solar system and refrigeration at their offices in near Dete.

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During the campaign, we vaccinated more than 1500 domestic dogs.