Making life better for dogs

28/09/2020

Today marks World Rabies Day. It’s the perfect time to reflect on how important Man’s best friend is to the lives of people around the world.

Every dog deserves a life worth living, a life free from cruelty and suffering.

Your support, is ending the unnecessary culling of millions of dogs each year, caused by a fear of rabies.

Watch the video and meet some of the dogs and dog owners you’ve helped.

An avoidable death sentence

Rabies has a devasting death rate (95%), killing 59,000 people a year. Every day 150 people die of rabies; most of these people are children under 15 years of age.

Many more dogs suffer a painful slow death from this terrible disease. And many more are killed out of fear of the disease.

The only solution

Killing dogs is not the solution to stopping rabies – the only way to eliminate the virus is through mass vaccination. Vaccinating at least 70% of the dogs in an area creates ‘herd immunity’, slowing the spread of rabies until it dies out.

We work to work with governments and communities to manage dog populations humanely; and help people learn how to look after dogs responsibly. We do all of these things to stop millions of dogs being culled without reason every year – and to help communities and dogs live together healthily and without fear.

Every dog deserves a life worth living, a life free from cruelty and suffering.