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5900 stray dogs vaccinated during anti-rabies campaign in city

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 8:

As many as 5900 stray dogs in 31 wards of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area were successfully vaccinated during a recent two-week-long mass anti-rabies vaccination drive undertaken by Worldwide Veterinary Service (India, UK) and People for Animal (PFA). The main sponsor of the drive was Dogs Trust, UK.

Stray dog vaccination in Bhubaneswar
Stray dog vaccination in Bhubaneswar

The State Animal Resources Development (ARD) department and students and doctors of the Veterinary College participated in the drive.

The drive was undertaken in 31 out of the 46 wards of BMC.

Nearly 10 to 12 foreign delegates, who are in the business of mass vaccination, joined the campaign along with 20 experienced dog catchers from Chennai, ten veterinary students and volunteers.

“We are proud to lead the fight against rabies in Bhubaneswar teaming up with Mission Rabies,” said PFA member secretary Amulya Nayak adding the mass anti-rabies drive continued from September 16 to 27.