Dog owners, breeders to raise 5k doses of anti-rabies vaccine for free vaccination in Ashanti Region

Dog owners, breeders to raise 5k doses of anti-rabies vaccine for free vaccination in Ashanti Region

Some canine lovers and breeders are mobilising 5,000 doses of vaccines to present free vaccinations for cats and canines in rabies-infected areas of the Ashanti area.

At least eight folks have died from rabies in simply the primary half of the year; outbreaks have been reported in Bosomtwe, Kwabre East, and Asante Akim South, amongst other locations.

The pet breeders say they’re involved in regards to the State’s inaction over the immunization of the animals.

Health authorities are fearful over the rising number of rabies-related deaths amongst canine homeowners in the Ashanti area.

Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Kojo Tinkorang, who can be fearful in regards to the high fatality charge of victims of rabies assaults, has recommended a mass vaccination exercise.

“We’ve written to the Veterinary Services Division so that at least, all the dogs would be vaccinated. Other than that, the health system would see some of these cases very late. Rabies is such that when you get it, the fatality is very high so you don’t have to wait till it’s too late.”

But the Veterinary Service says it lacks funding for mass vaccination.

The majority of the pet homeowners can not additionally afford the cost of vaccination.

Regional Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mabel Abudu, encourages pet homeowners to take their pets to district veterinary places of work to be vaccinated however at a fee.

“ Mass rabies vaccination; some years back we used to do that. When I came into the system, it was done year after year. Not only rabies. But along the line, things have really gone done. It is not our fault anyway but it has to also do with funds

In the midst of this hopelessness for some pet lovers, a group of dog breeders are raising 5,000 vaccines.

They include Adamfopa Petcare, Happy Home, Mainstream Animal Hospital and Shihtzu Club of Ghana.

“ We think that dog life matter and animal lives matter. And we believe that in 2022, human beings and pets should not lose their lives because of a lack of a vaccine,” Emmanuel Asare, Chief Associate at Adanfopa Petcare in Tema Community 2 and leader of the campaign said.

“ Our goal is to try and mobilize about 5,000 vaccines so that we can give to rural Ghana.” Mr. Asare added.

Mr. Asare, who doubles as President of the Shihtzu Club of Ghana, desires all canine lovers to come onboard the vaccination exercise.

Source: myjoyonline

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